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.
MAKE A DONATION
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.Learn More
Check Presentation before the Board of County Commissioners
April 16, 2013
On April 16, 2013 at 8:30 a.m., there was a check presentation made to the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade by three of our Swim for Jenny Memorial Fund elite donors – Assurant ($10,000), AvMed Health Plans ($10,000), and the Larry Little Legends Golf Tournament Committee ($15,000). Their generous donations will allow the Swim for Jenny Memorial Fund to provide scholarships to children across South Florida so that they can receive beginner swim lessons, thus preventing unnecessary potential child drowning incidents.Learn more
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 and Miami-Dade County.