ABOUT US

SSF Creation

Swim Safe forever began when the parents of Elliot Barbier shared their story of losing their son to drowning with a room full of swim instructors. His parent's passed out baby blankets embroidered with an image of Elliot holding a blankie. We left that night holding this baby blanket feeling a sense of urgency to do something more to prevent childhood drowning in Brevard County Florida. No parent should be left grieving saying "we didn't know."  And too many parent's do not know that drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children ages 1 -4, and parents do not know the many of the layers of protection to prevent drowning. 


We decided to find a method to provide scholarships for self rescue type swim lessons in Brevard County FL. But that was not enough, we needed to go one step further. We needed to  educate our community and become more involved.

 

Childhood drowning is a community epidemic, and needs to be solved as a community.  Since our first "Awareness Walk" we have been heavily involved in Brevard County and since opened a chapter in the Outer Banks North Carolina

 

We work with other nonprofits with similar missions nationally to prevent childhood drowning though education with the project "Parents Preventing Childhood Drowning."

Our Board of Directors is made up of leaders in the Brevard County community who have a passion for keeping children safe.

PRESIDENT
Ms. Misty Belford

SECRETARY
Ms. Carmen Glasser

TREASURER
Ms. Kristen Pettis

Board Members
Dr. Tarun Jain, Pediatrician, PSJ Pediatrics
Ms. Ginny Gleason, Parent Involvement Resource Teacher, Brevard County Schools
Ms. Carmen Glasser,
Aqua Monkeys
Ms. Misty Belford, KidSafe Swim Institute, Inc.
Ms. Briana Craycroft
David Drake, Owner of
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We always welcome new members to join our organization and our mission! If you have a passion for keeping children safe and would like to put that passion to work in our community, please contact volunteer@swimsafeforever.org.

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Meet The Team

Meet The Officers

Misty Belford

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"There are many things in life we cannot protect our children from; drowning is not one of them. "

Carmen Glasser

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"I work passionately to see the day when no child dies from drowning"

Kristen Pettis

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"I am passionate about drowning prevention. With the right knowledge, barriers in place and self rescue skills, it can 100% be prevented."

Vice President

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Currently the VP Position is open. If you have a passion for drowning prevention email us today! YOU can make a differece

swimsafeforever@gmail.com

ADDRESS Swim Safe Forever

NORTH CAROLINA

PO Box 324

Point Harbor, NC 27964

FLORIDA

PO Box 33151

Indialantic, FL 32903

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