SafeSplash has been partnering with two-time Olympian, five-time gold medalist, Missy Franklin, along with local charitable partner, Safe Kids Greater Houston, to make swim lessons available to kids in the Houston community. Missy Franklin will be visiting SafeSplash-Houston (Katy Bella Terra) on Friday, June 2nd, as part of a fundraiser for the Ripples to Waves program. We're happy to announce this event to talk about the importance of learning to swim.
I started swim team as a child because my Mom wanted something for me and my sisters to do during the summer. I think her purpose was to keep us out of trouble and wear my sister and me out. Little did she know that decision was going to change my life forever.
Is it a secret we here at SafeSplash love Missy Franklin? Oh of course not. I've caught my colleagues reading her book to the office fish inspiring them to be stronger swimmers. The swimming champion is certainly inspiration and motivation at SafeSplash HQ - equally taken aback by the greatness of her accomplishments and the humility with which she speaks of them. While you may have known her from her success in London and Rio, here are five facts about five-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin you may not know!
May is Drowning Prevention Month. It is a dire subject, but being water safe is a major part of our mission here at SafeSplash. With Summer around the corner, more families will be visiting the local pool or body of water and it is a good time to reevaluate your water safety practices. Please take a moment to read some water safety tips below by the National Drowning Prevention Alliance.