Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition

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About Us

Our Mission

The Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition is a community non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent drowning deaths in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Program of Work

This mission is achieved through no-to-low cost, mobile, swimming and water safety instruction to children and adults as well as parent/caregiver education.

Program of Work Model

We have leveraged expertise and resources to provide low-to-no cost, mobile events at various locations across Fort Worth.  When the venue of the event is a pool, both swimming and water safety instruction will be provided.  When the venue is dry-land only, water safety instruction will be the emphasis, with encouragement to participate in a future event that includes swimming instruction.

Goals

The Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition has set high goals to make the Fort Worth community safe in and around water.

In 2014 our goals are to:

  • Educate and equip1,000 parent/caregivers with water safety skills
  • Enroll 500 at-risk students in water safety and swim instruction
  • Provide scholarship to 25 underprivileged youth to participate in the sport of swimming
  • Engage 40 Master swimmers to promote the sport of swimming as a healthy lifestyle

Our next steps:

  • Provide access to the sport of swimming to ALL Fort Worth residents. 
  • Distribute discount coupons to students to continue refinement of their swim skills with our gracious Coalition partners
  • Identify scholarship candidates who possess the potential to pursue the sport of swimming in a competitive environment

Successes

Our collaborative program of community partners offering water safety & swim lessons combined with parent/caregiver education is UNIQUE in the United States

My grand children used the life jackets and took swimming lessons last year because of this program. God bless.  B. Garcia, Eastside YMCA

My oldest child received a life jacket and loves it.  We are trying to keep him from becoming dependent on it however, he is still gaining confidence and skills in the water.   The life jacket is of excellent quality and is holding up well.  I have 3 yr old twins and I’d like to sign them up for the swim safetly classes as well.  It is very hard watching 3 small kids at the pool even with another helper, the jacket helps.  Your class is well appreciated and informative not only for the children, but safetly lessons for parents.  Thank you.  J. Munoz, Village of Woodland Springs

I think what you all are doing with this program is amazing!  Kristin Bell, Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation

I took this classes and their help me alot. I hope their group grow. Thanks to the team for making all these happened. I’m not scared to water anymore…!! great job!!!  C. Huitzacua, East Side YMCA

Hi! I just have to tell you how impressed I am with your program! Tyler swam about 30 feet unassisted yesterday to pass the swim test at Northpark YMCA so he can now go on their big slide. Maybe it’s just age (he just turned 7), but last year he did 20 weeks of lessons at AquaKids ($300+) and didn’t make the kind of progress that he’s made in 5 sessions with your program. His confidence and self esteem  is through the roof after going down the Y slide about 50 times yesterday. With 3 little kids, going to the pool has always been stressful, even with life jackets. Your program has helped take a lot of stress off of me!! –Woodland Springs HOA parent

Thank you all for all you did for our kiddos! We are very grateful! – Woodland Springs HOA parent

Hi, My kids were in the VOWS program a few weeks ago and you all spoiled us so much that I’m less-than-impressed with the swim lessons we are currently taking. – Woodland Springs HOA parent

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