Welcome to Swim for Jenny Drowning Prevention

Miami-Dade County is unique, with its year-round sunshine and an abundance of aquatic opportunities. Many children and adults in Miami-Dade County do not know how to swim, and safety in and around pools, lakes, canals and beaches is always a great concern.  Unfortunately, most people don’t see the hazards these bodies of water can pose, especially to those who do not know how to swim. When these hazards are ignored or not recognized, users (particularly children) are at great risk of having tragic accidents.

The "Swim for Jenny" memorial fund was established to honor Jenny Nguyen, who tragically lost her life in 2011 in a drowning accident.

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You can make a difference in a child's life by donating to the Swim for Jenny Memorial Fund.  Donations to the Swim for Jenny Memorial Fund will be used to provide scholarships to learn-to-swim courses throughout Miami-Dade County keeping children safe in South Florida. Learn-to-Swim lessons will educate children and their parents in water safety, swim technique and drowning prevention. For as little as $30, you can fund two weeks of swimming lessons for a single child. For a $3,000 donation, 100 children can receive swim lessons. Save a life.  Teach a child to swim. Keep Jenny's memory alive.

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Recognition Reception

April 09, 2015

The 2015 Swim for Jenny Recognition Reception has been cancelled.


Join The Swim for Jenny Memorial Fund Executive Committee, Corporate Partners, Donors, drowning prevention cause supporters, and friends and family of Jenny Nguyen in an evening tribute and donor appreciation reception at the Deering Estate at Cutler, April 9, 2015, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.  The event will feature entertainment, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and silent auction. 

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Gifts to the Parks Foundation are tax-exempt as allowed by law according to I.R.S. regulations. The Parks Foundation has complied with registration requirements of Chapter 496, Florida Statutes, the Solicitation of Contributions Act. A copy of the original registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 within the state of Florida. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. 

Nationally, drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1 to 4, and the second leading cause of death for ages 0 to 19 years. In Florida, drowning is the leading cause of death for children under 5 in Miami-Dade County.