For Drowning Prevention Month – A Salute to All Those Working to Prevent Drowning

Kids at Pool Watching Lesson

British Swim School St. Louis is dedicated to water safety and drowning prevention. Even very young children learn how to roll over on the back and float. Older children learn water competency. And always there is an emphasis on water safety.

In addition, there are many foundations and organizations that are committed to drowning prevention. Many of them have websites with good information on keeping little ones (and bigger ones) safe in the water. We commend and thank all of them for their hard work and dedication.

Birch’s family has started SWIM-ON Foundation (and British Swim School St. Louis is proud to partner with SWIM-ON). The Foundation uses the acronym SAFER (Swim lessons, Adult supervision, Fences, Emergency response and Regulation life vests) as a reminder of the layers of protection that can prevent this most preventable of injuries. The website – – has good information and resources.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has initiated a new campaign to prevent drowning. The website is informative and has a number of helpful infographics and information for parents of each age group.

Healthy Children is a public outreach arm of the American Academy of Pediatrics. They also have great information on drowning prevention.

Colin’s Hope Foundation was created in memory of 4-year- old Colin Holst, the victim of a tragic drowning. The website has a list of water safety tips.

A host of other foundations are dedicated to drowning prevention: Stew Leonard III Water Safety Foundation, The LV Project, Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation, Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation, Drennen’s Dream Foundation, Stop Drowning Now, Families United to Prevent Drowning. All these and more were founded by families who lost someone to drowning. And all are committed to preventing other families from suffering a similar tragedy.

We at British Swim School want to thank all those on the front lines of drowning prevention for their dedication. And we promise that we will do our part to keep children safe.

British Swim School St. Louis offers premium water survival and swimming lessons for infants, toddlers, children and adults, starting at just 3 months old. We proudly serve the St. Louis communities of Afton, Ballwin, Brentwood, Chesterfield, Clayton, Concord, Crestwood, Creve Coeur, Dardenne Prairie, Eureka, Fenton, High Ridge, Howell Island, Kirkwood, Ladue, Lake St. Louis, Manchester, Maplewood, Maryland Heights, New Town, Olivette, Overland, Richmond Heights, St. Charles, Orchard Farm, St. Paul, St. Peters, Sunset Hills, Town and Country, Valley Park, Webster Groves, Weldon Springs, and Wildwood. Call 314-312-1878 to enroll or find a class online.

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