Ava’s Accidental Fall Into Pool, Age 2 – December 2010

“My swim teacher Kelley taught me to float on my back if I fall in to water.”

In December 2010, 2 year old Ava fell into her grandparents pool over the Christmas break. Ava and her grandpa had been in the back yard together when she wandered over to the pool to investigate a leaf. Reaching for the leaf, she accidentally fell in fully clothed. Despite the very cold water and heavy coat and boots, she flipped over on her back and floated like a pro just as she had been trained to do at SWIMBABES™. Her Grandpa was close enough to watch it happen, but not close enough to prevent her from falling in. Though she was shocked by the temperature and crying, she quickly reminded her mama and grandparents “My swim teacher Kelley taught me to float on my back if I fall in to water.” It was amazing!!

– Suzanne McCann

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