Brazada Abrazada is a nonprofit project that provides children with a comprehensive education through swimming lessons and other aquatic activities. The program therefore focuses on the overall development of the child and the promotion of healthy lifestyles.
La idea surgió a partir de una visita que Antonio hizo al internado Coronel J. Cruz Gálvez para narrar a los niños sus aventuras en los Siete Mares. Tras interactuar con ellos y escucharlos, se planteó un nuevo reto: brindar a los pequeños la experiencia de aprender a nadar y, además, formarlos como seres humanos vinculados a su comunidad.
Thanks to the support of friends and family, the Secretary of Public Education of the state of Sonora, the Union of Physical Education Teachers, and the boarding school's management and staff, the project became a reality.
Swimming lessons take place at the CUM Olympic pool in Hermosillo, Sonora. One of the main achievements has been, of course, teaching the children to swim. However, participating in aquatic activities in an educational context has also enabled the kids to acquire knowledge through movement, establish social relationships, and develop cognitive and emotional skills.
During the 2019-2020 academic year, more schools were added to the program and, currently, more than 1,000 children participate in it. Year after year we expect this number to grow. The goal for 2025 is to contribute to the comprehensive education of more than 10,000 children in schools across the country.