Mother works for swim safety after her two children drown


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It’s been a mission Barbara Jeff has been on for three years: making sure children learn to swim and that money won’t be a barrier in getting them lessons. Her two boys, Cameron and Bryce, drowned in 2011 in a neighbor’s pool. Sadly, Barbara has learned since then nine children drown every day in the U.S. and a surprising number don’t know how to swim.

She says, “And also, I know there’s a lot of children who have the misconception of thinking they can swim because they can get in the water but can’t swim in deep water.”

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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