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.