The SKWIMTM Life-Ring™ is the trademark of the game.
SKWIMTM teaches water safety within the context of game play. Teammates develop skills for the game and for life. Play is guided by the SKWIM Life-Ring, the symbol of Safety, Spirit, and Sportsmanship. The Life-Ring is composed of eight segments; four representing the personal aspects of a player (in red), and the four Cardinal Virtues (in white), known since antiquity to be the winning combination for good character. In SKWIM, we explore these aspects and virtues, and how they work together in game play. Lastly, but most important, the Life-Ring helps explain the link between decision-making, team results and player safety.
Plato and Aristotle- Fathers of Virtue