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Broward Swim School & Parents of Drowning Victims Help Others Stay Safe 

By Vahnessa E June 5, 2014

 

CBS4 Miami speaks with swimming instructor and owner of Just Swim in Cooper City, FL, Jeff Gershe. 

 

COOPER CITY (CBSMiami ) — With Memorial Day weekend in full swing, South Florida families are spending time at the pool but one swim school is reminding parents a day of fun can turn deadly for children.

 

It only takes a few moments for a child to drown.

 

Parents of children who drowned push for water safety

By Mike Clary, Sun Sentinel May 24, 2014

 

A couple of weeks after Vahnessa Estien's two young sons began swim classes, she revealed to instructor Jeff Gershe a secret that drove them both to tears: Her daughter Soleila drowned in a pool when she was just 2.

 

"We had the good fortune to have two more children," said Estien, 34, of Hollywood. "So I told Jeff, we are doing what I should have done with my daughter. I don't want history to repeat itself."

 

Neither does Toni Rodriquez, who lost her 1-year-old daughter to drowning in 2011.