Every Sunday, we will share a story of a non-fatal drowning, discuss where things went wrong, and give some pointers on how to prevent it from happening to the people you love. Thankfully, these stories have happy endings for those involved, but sadly, we lose too many people to drowning every year. We hope examining these real-life stories help put the dangers of water into perspective and help you introduce various principles of water safety to your family!
Today’s story features an amazing young teenager who survived a drowning experience 10 years ago. Instead of shaking it off or fearing the water, he has stepped up to be the difference. Today, he is raising money for life jacket loaner stations to prevent drownings happening to others.
Life jackets are a big layer of protection when it comes to swimming. There are many different types of life jackets designed for different swim abilities and environments. Always take time before a swim experience to research the area beforehand, evaluate your own swim abilities, and prep for an emergency. Ask if there is a life jacket loaner station near your swim destination before arrival. Check out Parents Preventing Childhood Drownings’ article about finding the right life jacket for you here:
Be as safe as possible when you swim- always wear a life jacket.Have fun, be safe, and be the difference!