“My husband and I moved into a home on a canal when I was pregnant with my first child. Murky canal water and a toddler were a dangerous combination, and I knew immediately that my son would have to know how to float if he ever fell in that canal. I enrolled my son in survival swimming lessons when was fourteen months old, but soon after he learned his initial survival skills – how to roll on his back and float – his instructor moved. There wasn’t another instructor in our area.
I knew God was calling me to get certified. A few months later, I trained with the Survival Swim Development Network, completed my six-week instructor course, and started Survival Swim Corpus Christi in 2014. I have taught hundreds of kiddos the swim float survive℠ technique, including my daughter. Each child I teach holds a special place in my heart, and I am always overjoyed the first time they learn to float independently.
The swim float survive℠ technique saves lives. No matter how many precautions parents take, children can and do fall in the water unexpectedly. Both my children and several of my students have had to use their swim float survive℠ skills, and I thank God that I was able to help them. Falling into the water isn’t preventable, but, with swim survival techniques, drowning is. I feel so blessed to be able to teach children in my community these life-saving skills.”