'Too many preventable drownings.'
I am an ER physician and see too many preventable drownings in children and adults. I was never a strong swimmer as a child and pledged to myself that I would ensure my children were confident and smart in and around the water! - Ruchika J, Manchester CT
'I don't want my kids to be an accidental drowning statistic.'
Swimming and boating is really fun but I need my kids to also know to take water seriously. I do not want them to be an accidental drowning statistic because I didn’t do my part of teaching them how to swim confidently - Allison N, Plainfield IL
'I almost drowned when I was 4. As a mother of 2 boys, water safety is essential.'
I almost drowned in a hotel pool when I was 4 years old. My mom's friend's daughter drowned in her backyard pool at age 3. As a mother of two boys, water safety is essential. I want to feel confident that my children can swim safely, so I am taking the pledge to ensure my children are knowledgeable on water safety. - Hanah P, Edmond OK