February 6th, 2014 by Jacqui Blanton

Colin's Hope

Colin’s Hope is an organization dedicated to raising water safety awareness to prevent any more children from drowning. The organization was founded after Colin Holst drowned a few years back.

He was born September 2, 2003, he didn’t start swimming until the year he turned 4. That June, the day after he finished his swimming lessons, his family went to a friend’s big pool. Colin was showing off for his family and friends when he suddenly wasn’t with his friends. Moments later he was pulled from the shallow water unconscious and not breathing. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful and tragically he died at the hospital the next day.

Hi’s death inspired his family to start Colin’s Hope in an effort to promote water safety. They have even introduced Colin’s Hope Water Safety Quiz to test the public’s water safety knowledge. Our Social Media Manager took the quiz an earned an Official Colin’s Hope Water Guardian Badge! Click here┬áto earn yours!!!!

Colin's Hope Water Safety Quiz