Layers of Protection

Supervision NEVER RELY ON FLOATING DEVICES OR SWIM LESSONS TO PROTECT YOUR CHILD. SUPERVISION IS THE KEY. NEVER leave small children unattended around ANY body of water – no matter how shallow. Be aware that standing water left in buckets, wading pools, bathtubs, toilets, etc. can be dangerous to toddlers. Empty buckets or other containers…… Continue reading Layers of Protection

Drowning is Quick and Quiet, So Keep Your Eyes on Your Kids around Water

Drowning deaths increase up to 89% in the summer months Larimer County, Colorado — It’s a warm summer day and you’re at the beach, pool, or just simply near water with your kids.  Your cell phone rings and you answer it, shifting your focus from your kids to the conversation.  Good idea?  Not at all,…… Continue reading Drowning is Quick and Quiet, So Keep Your Eyes on Your Kids around Water

Reach or Throw, Don’t Go!

**This article is written for children who are unaccompanied by an adult while encountering a water emergency.  Some rescue options have been omitted to further ensure the safety of children attempting to perform water rescues.** Never go into the water to help a person or animal who is in distress in the water. A person,…… Continue reading Reach or Throw, Don’t Go!

A sibling message

i realized tonight it's been almost ten years since her accident ten years since the last time my baby sister spoke to me. ten years since she last called me sissy or mocked me or irritated me with her constant "hey heather hey heather hey heather" ten years since we last chased each other around… Continue reading A sibling message