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Austin-Travis County EMS Releases Drowning Report

December 7, 2016 | Partnerships

Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services Responds to Drowning Incidents

Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services has released a report analyzing 6 years of A-TCEMS data on drowning incidents (those under 19 yrs of age) here in Central Texas. This was a collaborative effort with ...

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HBMS Students Prepare Life Jackets For Area Loaner Stations

December 2, 2016 | Partnerships

On November 18, 25 Hudson Bend Middle School students prepared over 60 life jackets to be placed at area loaner stations as part of the school’s annual Day of Service.

Each year, HBMS partners with local organizations to give back their ...

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Local Preschool Children Receive Free Water Safety Lessons

November 30, 2016 | Community Impact, Partnerships

Colin’s Hope is partnering with the YMCA of Austin for the third year to provide free water safety education and swim lessons to over 600 children during the 2016 – 2017 school year.

Preschool children from Lucy Read Pre-Kindergarten, Dobie Prekindergarten ...

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Colin’s Hope Participates in Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade

November 26, 2016 | Community Impact, Partnerships

Colin’s Hope helped to lead the pack at the annual Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade. Each year, Chuy’s Restaurant hosts this event to collect brand new toys and donate them to Operation Blue Santa.

Alongside The Expedition School, The Central ...

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Colin’s Hope Got2Swim on KEYE Austin

September 3, 2016 | Promotions

The annual Colin’s Hope Got2Swim was featured by our local news station KEYE this past Thursday, September 1. The event kicked off at 7:30am, and consisted of over 60 swimmers, water guardians, and safety crew members. Beginning in the Lake ...

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Time Warner Cable News Features Colin’s Hope Got2Swim

September 3, 2016 | Community Impact

Time Warner Cable News featured the Colin’s Hope Got2Swim 10K journey to prevent child drownings on Thursday, September 1. This year’s event included over 50 dedicated swimmers, and a huge support crew that worked tirelessly to keep every athlete and ...

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Water Guardian Badge Impacts Local Community

July 28, 2016 | Community Impact

Colin’s Hope exists to raise water safety awareness to prevent drowning, and does so by promoting the appointment of an adult “Water Guardian” and the use of the Water Guardian Badge.  The role of a Water Guardian is to actively ...

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Athlete Ambassadors Swim To Prevent Drowning

July 18, 2016 | Awards & Accomplishments

 

 

Last week, two amazing Colin’s Hope Athlete Ambassadors took to Lake Austin with the hope of saving lives. Meredith Terranova and Jaime Slaughter are phenomenal athletes with a passion for water safety. In an effort to raise awareness about drowning ...

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Colin’s Hope Reminds You to be Safer this Summer

July 8, 2016 | Community Impact

Colin’s Hope reminds you to be safer this summer.  Executive Director Alissa Magrum met with KVUE  and Time Warner Cable News this week to help remind families of things they can do to be safer near water before and during ...

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United Way for Greater Austin Distributes Water Safety Cards

June 6, 2016 | Partnerships, Uncategorized

United Way for Greater Austin has partnered with Colin’s Hope to distribute water safety cards to over 3,200 families. Laura Olson and the Success By 6 team put in tremendous effort to connect Colin’s Hope with organizations that primarily serve ...

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