Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PressExposure) February 11, 2009 -- Drowning Prevention Experts Produce DVD to Educate Parents on Layers of Protection
Water safety and drowning prevention experts Mindy York and Marlene Bloom, co-founders of the Baby Otter Swim School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, have produced a DVD (Ten Minutes For Life) to help put a stop to deaths due to drowning. Through this informative DVD, they hope to help save lives throughout the U.S. and across the globe.
According to the Center for Disease Control, nine people die every day due to unintentional drowning. Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children ages one to 14, and in California, Arizona and Florida, drowning is the number one cause of death in children under five.
âPools arenât safe until parents are educated on the proper layers of protection â drowning awareness is the cure,â says Bloom. âOur DVD needs to be in the home of every parent and pool owner. The information provided can help make the difference between life and death for a child.â
The DVD teaches layers of protection around the pool and home. Educating viewers on the layers of protection needed
Although more children die from drowning in the U.S. than from deaths caused by guns, the drowning epidemic is taken much less seriously. As a result, most families do not realize the importance of water safety and drowning prevention, until it is to late. York was one of the lucky ones.
âWithout the proper precautions, a child can drown so quickly. All it takes is looking away for a few seconds,â says York. âTwenty-two years ago my daughter was found unconscious at the bottom of a pool. She was resuscitated, but was just seconds from becoming another statistic.â
The Baby Otter Swim School works with children and adults from 10-months old to senior citizens, teaching its unique 5-day method, Turn, Kick, Reach.
Among the celebrities singing the praises of the Baby Otter Swim School, the Turn, Kick, Reach method and the DVD, are actress Gwyneth Paltrow and professional NBA player, Keyon Dooling, whose children attended Baby Otter. Florida Marlins executive and former Major League Baseball player, Andre âthe Hawkâ Dawson, who was taught how to swim by Baby Otter at age 50, has joined the schoolâs mission to raise money and awareness for all children.
To learn more, contact Kim Lybrand at 561-289-2372 or firstname.lastname@example.org