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When it's so hot outside what better way to cool off and -- to the pool.
But a simple -- can have tragic facts and that's what's driven a mother's efforts make sure kids stay safe.
The exact foundation was established to honor Zachary archer -- who died when his arm got caught in a pool -- when he was just six.
Since that devastating loss to Stanley is down to teach others how to stay safe.
I spoke with Karen comes actress -- co-founder of the -- foundation about her efforts.
My husband and I started foundation after we lost our secure six year old son Zachary in a pool drain entrapment -- are -- -- His arm actually became stock in the pool -- And it is so me -- -- -- was a really good swimmer we didn't know with the fact that happen.
And so we began our journey to you teach you know other families throughout the country how to be safe.
And you have so many different ways that you're doing -- -- -- very informative website by the way -- that folks can go and check this out one of the things that you -- -- we'll talk about many of them.
I'm your chance to make sure the people know how to swim safely and -- to be aware of these dangers that at -- -- -- -- didn't know this could actually pose such a problem.
Yes so we started these camps that originally were in Greenwich Connecticut -- his -- -- And we eat after.
Having them there for two years we have an opportunity to partner nationally -- if the boys and girls clubs.
And that's this -- -- actually -- consists of three components.
And -- in the water some instruction.
There is classroom water safety instruction and there's a curriculum that we had and then there's I first responders -- Where they actually the first dishonest come -- get their own safety lessons for the kids.
Very informative -- and I love this adorable what -- -- together and it's got a great story and talks about.
-- little polar bear who is afraid of sledding yet but -- all about the things he needs to know so that he can enjoy it.
He -- thank you so much for China -- On yes it was -- on what we took what we tried to do -- three was of course the inspiration his inspiration for everything that we do but.
He had a stuffed polar bear that he carried around everywhere attempt.
But the most important lessons that -- takes away in the book are the eighty c.s and -- of water safety and what -- -- is -- it's for adults so.
If you -- -- -- -- swimming they always have an adult with them and if you aren't -- you should never -- -- He is for barriers still barriers should be -- offense or eight around any body of water.
And then C is for classes every one should now have this plan.
And then -- -- -- safety and -- safety of course is the hallmark of our foundation because that's how we lost our son.
And there are three components of train safety that are very important and one is if you have long hair when your swimming you should have your hair pulled back.
To -- is when you are sweating that you really shouldn't swim near -- And then three is that if a -- cover comes loose or is broken that that cool should actually be shut down.
Well it's such a vital information and this is the time of the year that we hope people are paying very close attention quickly get breast -- web address for folks like second class sell -- -- -- dot com.
And the book is also available on Barnes noble dot com and Amazon.com.
I'm able Karen thank you so much for taking such a tough thing tragic -- for your family.
And hopefully saving and preserving many many other lives with this very important work that you're doing thanks for sharing it with us create -- for having me on today.
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