As summer approaches, community pools remain closed under public health orders to combat the spread of coronavirus.
Matt Lane is the CEO ofÂ Streamline Brands, an Englewood-based swim school company with nine locations in the Denver metro area and 250 locations nationwide.
He understands why community pools are closed, but argues his business, offering swim lessons, is an essential public service.
â€œWhat this is all about is saving lives,â€ said Lane. â€œIt really is one of the first skills that they have to learn on their own away from parents.â€
On average, two children under the age of 14 drown each day in the United States according to theÂ latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
â€œIn the interest of public safety, and saving kidsâ€™ lives from the epidemic of drowning, the best thing for us to do is open our doors,â€ said Lane.
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