In the Tampa Bay area alone, 32 children have lost their lives due to accidental drowning in the past four years. In an effort to eradicate tragedies like these from happening, the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County and community partners joined together as a Mobile Water Safety team that will bring free swim lessons to Hillsborough County youth. Please click on the image below to read the article from the Osprey Observer written by Tyler Shamlall
The Children’s Board Mobile Water Safety Team Aims to Cool Drowning Statistics in Hillsborough County During Another Hot Summer
The Children’s Board Mobile Water Safety Team aims to cool drowning statistics in Hillsborough County during another hot Summer. Click on the image below to see the Bay News 9 coverage and learn more about this life saving program.
If you live in an apartment complex or have a community pool in your neighborhood, please have your property manager contact Ginger Upshaw at 813-224-9622 ext. 1292. All scheduling and permissions have to be done between the property manager and Ms. Upshaw, Director of Water Safety and Mobile Swim Lessons, Tampa Metro YMCA.
Thank you to the participants of the Foster Angel Tree at the Children’s Board! Community Stepping Stones and Senior Girl Scout Troop 1218 crafted foster angel ornaments that adorned the tree in the Children’s Board lobby. Each ornament had a tag with a name and gift requests of a child who has been separated from their family and placed in a foster home due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Thank you for helping to make this holiday season a little brighter for our little foster angels.