Bill Wadley

Bill Wadley, Ohio State University’s Head Men’s swimming coach for the past 27 Years founded Swim For Life Ohio to help prevent childhood drowning, which is the #1 cause of death among children under the age of 5.

Water safety instruction is crucial to the safety of young children in and around the water and Coach Bill’s passion is to make an impact in the community for those who may not have the opportunity to take swimming lessons.

“Every child should have the opportunity to learn how to swim for fun, exercise, and as a way to save their life. We also want children to grow up without the fear of water and to have a healthy respect and understanding of the importance of safety around the water. Our goal is to provide children with the opportunity to experience the water (in many cases for the very first time) and help them learn basic swimming skills.”
– Bill Wadley