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Expert Interview: Local nurse Sarah Schukei

July 31, 2020 |

Parents and caregivers – this nurse interview is for you! Colin’s Hope’s Alissa Magrum and Austin-area nurse and mom Sarah Schukei chat water safety and drowning prevention.

Learn what surviving a non-fatal drowning is like, why educating small children and not just parents is key to prevention, and why kids should use and occasionally NOT use a life jacket in the water!

Key moments in this very interesting interview:

  • 2:00-6:00 Get Water Safety cards for parents to use at your community pool, and to remind you to reinforce safer water behaviors like the Whole Hand Rules with your kids.
  • 6:01-7:30 Why parents should watch their kids, but must also educate their kids to prevent non-fatal and fatal drownings. “I’ve never really seen a kid drown and come back as themselves.”
  • 7:45-11:00 How to (safely) teach your kid that they CAN SINK in water without a life jacket or floaties.
  • 11:45-13:30 The need for practice of swimming and water safety skills between swim lesson sessions. Swim Kim resources for parents and caregivers.

Teach your kids the Whole Hand Rules with the Colin’s Hope home safety kit. Shop the Colin’s Hope store here: