"I serve because it's heart-breaking to see families lose loved ones to an accident that is so preventable. I have the experience and expertise to help end these tragedies so I had to step up and volunteer."
“As a triathlete and someone who enjoys spending time on the water, being able to give others the knowledge and skills to feel more comfortable and be more confident in and around the water is why I choose to serve with the Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition.”
"I am a former competitive swimmer and an active USA Master Swimming Member. My professional career allowed me to work and live in different countries and be involved in water safety efforts. I have been volunteering as a swim instructor for FWDPC in the last few years and very much impressed with the Coalition's successes. Therefore I chose to serve on the FWDPC board in order to maximize my involvement and contribution to water safety in the Fort Worth area and beyond."
"I serve with FWDPC because I experienced first-hand the need for water safety training for our kids. Being a part of the healthcare community, I want to do all that I can to educate children and parents so they can stay safe in and around water.”
"I serve because I believe that Drownings are 100% preventable. When my youngest was around 5 years old we went to the beach on vacation. We went out into the ocean where I stood in chest high water. He swam about 3 feet away from me and I told him to swim back. I waited as he turned around and then began to go under and then resurface. He did this a few times as I called for him to swim back. He made no sound, but I saw the fear in his eyes. It took me a few seconds but then I realized that my son was drowning right in front of me. Immediately I grabbed him and brought him back to shore. We both realized that had I not been there, this might have ended up tragically differently. He is now almost 17 and an excellent swimmer but that memory still haunts me to this day. I cannot imagine losing someone I love to drowning. I serve because I want my belief to be a fact and that no one loses their life due to drowning."
"I have an uncle I never knew because he drowned as a child. I want to help other families learn about water safety.”
“I have been a part of the Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition for around 12 years now. Being in the aquatics industry, water safety is very important to me and the Coalition provides an opportunity for me to get involved on a personal level. It is a great organization filled with many dedicated volunteers from our community that work as a team to combat drowning through unique and innovative means. I am proud to be a member of the Coalition and will be as long as I can.”
"I love the FWDPC because through raising awareness, educating families and collaboration with local organizations, we help strengthen communities and prevent unnecessary deaths."