What We Do


Colin’s Hope was formed in 2008 after four-year-old Colin Holst tragically drowned in a public pool, with lifeguards on duty and family members present. Our mission is to raise water safety awareness to prevent children from drowning. Drowning is the #1 cause of accidental death for children under 5 and a leading cause for ages 1-14. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for each fatal drowning incident, five more children receive emergency care for submersion injuries.1 While no-one is drownproof, drowning IS preventable.

Our major water safety programs and initiatives are held year-round and across the country. Contact us today to host an event in your community.

AUSTIN METRO AREA INITIATIVES

  • Community events and presentations
  • School events and presentations, including service days, health fairs, career days and more
  • Water safety and drowning prevention training for various organizations
  • Safe Baby University events
  • Member – Safe Kids Austin

CENTRAL TEXAS INITIATIVES

STATEWIDE INITIATIVES

NATIONAL INITIATIVES

GLOBAL INITIATIVES

We are a small but passionate staff, dedicated Board of Directors, and committed team of community volunteers and strategic partners sharing the vision of a world where no child drowns.

Won’t you join us?

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