Hello, my name is Madison Marchegiano and I am the owner of Colt’s Legacy Infant Aquatics®in Austin, TX. I have an associates degree in Marketing and am CPR, First Aid, and AED certified. In 2010, I lost Colt Walker Catalina, a family friend to a tragic drowning accident at the age of 2. I was just 12-years-old when he passed away. I have so many fond memories of him and miss him every day. His death has impacted my life and left a hole in my heart. Colt is the reason I decided to become an Infant Aquatic Survival® Specialist. In 2015, I founded the Colt Catalina Foundation in his honor.
The Colt Catalina Foundation raises awareness for Drowning Prevention & Child Safety. My goal is to educate the public on the importance of water safety. I provide survival swim lesson scholarships around the U.S to those in financial need. Infant Aquatics is the second-largest survival swim program in the world teaching infants and young children ages 6 months through 6 years the swim-float-swim method and I am proud to be partnered with them and be their top sponsor.
In addition, I advocate parents take the needed steps to prevent childhood drownings such as simple layers of protection like supervision, pool fences, pool/window/door alarms, and CPR. Most importantly, I urge parents everywhere to enroll their child(ren) in survival swim lessons with the hope that they can avoid becoming yet another sobering statistic.
My mission is to prevent another drowning so that no other family has to suffer the unimaginable pain Colt’s family has endured. Colt is terribly and painfully missed... a pain that does not dull... never goes away. He is missed more than the world can possibly understand. Drowning is 100% preventable.
For more information on the Colt Catalina Foundation please visit: https://cwcfoundation.wixsite.com/coltcatalina
I look forward to teaching your children and giving them the skills they need to survive in the event of an aquatic emergency. I don’t want to see another family go through the pain of losing a child to something so preventable. I do it all for Colt. He is my WHY.