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Swim•Float•Swim!

Home of Infant Aquatics
Boulder County, Colorado

This fall brought instructors from Vietnam and Albuquerque to Infant Aquatics. Jessica Sanchez MD and Tuyen Ho are two of the brightest, most gifted individuals that Judy Heumann has ever had the privilege to train. Jessica chose to replace a career in medicine with a future devoted to saving lives in the water. She writes: "In medicine we are always helping people find a way to prevent illnesses or tragic events from occurring. This program is surely a step in the right direction because it teaches children essential water skills and helps to jump start a healthy life."

Tuyen traveled half-way around the world to learn to teach lifesaving water safety skills. An honor student on scholarship at universities in New Zealand and Vietnam, Tuyen spent the past 5 years as a foreign currency trader at HSBC Bank and then decided to pursue a more meaningful life path. Tuyen writes: "With many rivers and a long coastal line, Vietnam has the highest fatal drowning rate in the region. More than 11,000 children die of drowning every year. These figures are heart-breaking, and I believe that bringing Infant Aquatics to Vietnam is essential and just the right thing to do."

It has been an honor to train both of these women. All of us at Swim•Float•Swim! hate to see them leave, but are thankful for their friendship.

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