Hammer Head® Swim Caps partners with Hope Floats Foundation to Save Children
Hammer Head® Swim Caps gives back to help children in poverty learn to swim.
Hammer Head Swim Caps and Hope Floats Foundation have partnered to take a proactive approach to make swimmers safer in the water. For each Hammer Head Swim Cap purchased, a donation will be made to Hope Floats Foundation to provide swimming lessons for children living in poverty. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children under 5 and the second leading cause of accidental death for children 14 and under. Statistics show that low-income children and children of color are at a higher risk of drowning.
Hope Floats empowers local communities with the tools to launch and sustain local swim lessons scholarship programs for children in poverty. 100% of local funds raised stay local and work to prevent drownings by teaching children in need how to swim and save their own lives. “It really does make a difference. Studies from the National Institutes of Health tell us that participation in formal swim lessons result in an 88% reduction in the risk of drowning for children” says Cindy Tonnesen, Founder and President of Hope Floats Foundation.
As the world’s only protective swim cap, Hammer Head shares Hope Floats’ proactive approach to safety in the water. Hammer Head’s patented technology is designed to reduce the impact of head injuries that can occur from accidental and repetitive head strikes while learning their strokes and eventually, competing. Donations from Hammer Head Swim Caps will match local fundraising and community donations to provide double the impact – double the number of scholarships for local kids in need.
David Burns, Co-Founder and COO of Hammer Head said, “Hammer Head, by protecting their heads, and Hope Floats, by giving children in poverty access to swim lessons that they otherwise would not have had – a great 1-2 punch.”
“The equation is simple, more caps purchased = more children saved! And, this model gives every parent the opportunity to protect their child’s head while also contributing to saving the lives of kids in need!! We knew right away that Hope Floats shared our degree of passion for proactive safety measures in the water. We can’t help but feel twice as good working as a team” says Theresa Finn, Co-Founder and CEO of Hammer Head Swim Caps.
““It really does make a difference. Studies from the National Institutes of Health tell us that participation in formal swim lessons result in an 88% reduction in the risk of drowning for children”
Cindy Tonnesen, Founder and President of
Hope Floats Foundation
Olympic Gold Medalist Rowdy Gaines
Endorses Hammer Head® Swim Cap
Hammer Head® Swim Caps Called a Protective “Game Changer” for all Swimmers
Unbelievable news to share… Hammer Head®Swim Caps to continue to make a major splash at the highest levels of the national and international swim community. This week we received the official endorsement of swimming legend Rowdy Gaines. If you’re not familiar with Rowdy, he’s been NBC’s lead analyst and “Voice of Swimming” for seven Olympic games over three decades. So he’s pretty much seen it all, and knows a great idea when he sees it.
Rowdy’s one of the all time great swimmers. Three Olympic Gold Medals, 22 time NCAA All American, 10-time NSS Individual Champion and an inductee in the International Swimming Hall of Fame among many many accolades. We’re thrilled to have his vote of confidence. Here’s what Rowdy very kindly says about Hammer Head Swim Caps. Feel free to share this news…
“I am so incredibly excited to partner with Hammer Head and the mission to improve head safety. I have spent my whole life working to educate athletes and families on the importance of staying safe in, and around, water. As much as we love seeing our children and young athletes enjoy recreational or competitive swimming, it’s critical that we all understand the risks of head injuries and concussion are just as great as they are on the football or soccer field. Swimming is a contact sport. And we need to protect swimmers. It’s just that simple.”
“The Hammer Head® Swim cap is nothing short of a game changer for all swimmers. We will soon all look back incredulously that athletes ever swam without head protection of this kind.”
Rowdy Gaines, Olympic Gold Medalist,
International Swimming Hall of Famer
ASCA Endorses Hammer Head® Swim Caps
Hammer Head® Swim Caps First to Provide Proprietary Head Protection for Swimmers
Here’s some ground breaking news for swimmers, coaches and athlete parents too – ASCA is proud to announce a new partnership with Hammer Head® Swim Caps. If you or your team haven’t had a chance to try one for yourself yet, this innovative new cap design is the only swim cap to provide athletes with head protection when collisions occur in the water.
Our partnership and official endorsement of Hammer Head Swim Caps comes as the sport of swimming and others around the world are turning more attention to head protection solutions for athletes. Findings show that athletes from football to hockey, lacrosse and beyond, can experience serious health issues later in life caused by the results of cumulative bumps and knocks to the head during their careers.
A Revolutionary Swim Cap Breakthrough
- HIT Honeycomb Impact Technology® – patented technology designed to reduce the shock of accidental head strikes in the pool
- TEKFIT® – designed with no wrinkles and built for racing
- DURABILITY – compression molded with premium silicone that is designed to outlast other caps
Our Mission is Simple…
- Give swimmers of all skill levels a cap designed to minimize accidental injuries in the pool
- Give racers a cap that is both comfortable and fast
- Give parents a cap with greater value, built with strength and durability
“Once in a great while a ground-breaking new product comes along that is such an intuitive and obvious benefit to athletes that it’s impossible to say it’s anything other than a real winner. That’s definitely the case with the Hammer Head® Swim Cap. Each cap provides protection for any athlete who wears it, making swimmers more confident, which helps them to perform better and have more fun.”
John Leonard, Executive Director, ASCA (American Swimming Coaches Association).