Olympic stars help promote swim safetySun SentinelOlympic athletes recently visited the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale to encourage locals to dive into swim lessons. Water skills reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent. The city was one of five stops in the Colorado Springs ...and more »
Hollywood GazetteFree community water safety event at TY Park set for July 15Hollywood GazetteUnder the guidance of Water Smart Broward, the free community event will educate parents, caregivers and children about safer practices around water and drowning prevention tools. Participants will receive hands-on education through interactive ...
Miami HeraldMake a splash this summer — and save lives — with swimming lessonsMiami Herald“So many lives could have been saved if Americans had easier access to swim lessons,” Jones said. Approximately 3,500 people die of drowning annually, according to a 2017 USA Swimming Foundation research study. Even more startling is the fact that ...
Local 10USA Swimming Foundation helps South Florida children get free, reduced swim lessonsLocal 10FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - There's a nationwide push for parents to forget about floaties in order to make sure their children know how to swim. Five children this year have drowned in Broward County and the number is even greater at the […]
CBS MiamiHelp Kids “Make Splash This Summer” And Stay SafeCBS MiamiBut all that time in and around water leads to a higher risk of drowning for everyone, especially children. Swimming safety is critical and so are swimming lessons. To make the point, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz made stop at the Swim Gym Miami JCC as ...and […]
New Times Broward-Palm BeachThe Elián González Doc Is a Time Capsule of Bad BehaviorNew Times Broward-Palm BeachThe documentary Elián posits the story of 5-year-old Elián González, who was rescued off the coast of Florida in 1999 after attempting to leave Cuba with his mother (who drowned) — a long with its aftermath — as the […]
Local 10Girl, 5, drowns in backyard pool during church party, deputies sayLocal 10NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. - By all accounts, what happened in the backyard of a North Lauderdale home on Sunday was unfortunate. It's where the Broward County Sheriff's Office said Victoria Brown, 5, drowned in a pool.and more »
Sun SentinelFree swim lessons for children in Broward and Palm Beach countiesSun SentinelIn Palm Beach County, the Drowning Prevention Coalition currently has a waiting list for certificates for free swimming lessons. Fill out one application per child. Get more information at PBCGOV.com/DPC. Broward County has one of the highest fatality ...and more »