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At-Home Swim School Coming to Brevard County & Orlando

ORLANDO, FLORIDA —  Drowning is the leading cause of death among Florida children under the age of five, which is why drowning prevention experts Marlene Bloom and Mindy York continue to expand Baby Otter Swim School across the Sunshine State. Pictured from left...

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NBC6 Anchor Roxanne Vargas Enrolls Son in Turn, Kick, Reach

NBC6 Anchor Roxanne Vargas Enrolls Son in Turn, Kick, Reach

We are thrilled to be teaching South Florida television reporter Roxanne Vargas' son! Thanks for sharing your journey Roxy! NBC 6 South Florida‪#‎turnkickreach‬ ‪#‎swimming‬. Drowning is the leading cause of death in children under the age of Five in Florida. It's...

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Baby Otter is Featured in South Florida Parenting!

Baby Otter is Featured in South Florida Parenting!

Our dedication to water safety is at the forefront of all that we do. We know that teaching people of all ages how to swim, while educating them about water safety and the many layers of protection, is necessary in order to put an end to drownings. We were delighted...

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Dawson promoting water safety at local temple

Dawson promoting water safety at local temple

ALEX KUSHEL plantation@tribune.com It was a day that stuck with him long before he began his storied baseball career. Andre Dawson, who will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in July, had a life-changing experience after being pushed into the water...

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The importance of year-round swim safety

The importance of year-round swim safety

NBC 6 in the Mix, Aug. 6, 2015 As the school year gets ready to start, your kids time outdoors will start to get shorter and shorter, but swim safety should still be at the top of your mind. NBC 6 in the Mix host Roxanne Vargas spoke with Baseball Hall of Famer and...

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Broward SCORE Radio: Baby Otter Launches Licensing Program

Broward SCORE Radio: Baby Otter Launches Licensing Program

Marlene Bloom and her business partner, Mindy York, were inspired to launch a licensing program after meeting with Broward SCORE's Turnaround Team. The Broward-based travel swim school is selling a license to individuals and businesses that want to launch their swim...

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Andre Dawson Discusses Swim Safety on 790 The Ticket

Andre Dawson Discusses Swim Safety on 790 The Ticket

Baby Otter's Andrew Dawson talked about the importance of swim safety with Jonathan Zaslow and Joy Taylor on 790 The Ticket. Andre turned to Baby Otter Swim School to learn to swim. He shared his story and why swimming is a skill all children and adults should...

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Pool safety DVDs geared to kids, adults

Pool safety DVDs geared to kids, adults

The Post and Courier charleston.net The Baby Otter Swim School pool safety awareness system might be a great pick for parents this summer. The system includes an animated safety DVD for kids called 'You Otter Be Safe Around the Pool' and one for adults called 'Is Your...

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Traveling Swim School Aims To End Drownings In Florida

Traveling Swim School Aims To End Drownings In Florida

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA — With a clear goal in sight, drowning prevention experts Marlene Bloom and Mindy York are on an ambitious mission to make Florida a zero-drowning state. To accomplish their goal, York and Bloom are offering their traveling swim school...

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Hall Of Famer Andre Dawson Volunteers Time To Kids.

Hall Of Famer Andre Dawson Volunteers Time To Kids.

As his time approaches to accept his most prestigious accomplishment entering the Hall of Fame, Andre Dawson still finds time in his busy schedule to continue his mission with Baby Otter Swim School in Plantation Florida to help stop these senseless drownings. He also...

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Baseball Legend Andre Dawson Supports Swim Safety Classes

Baseball Legend Andre Dawson Supports Swim Safety Classes

NATIONAL SPOKESPERSON ANDRE "THE HAWK" DAWSON Chicago Cubs fans remember Andre Dawson ,"The Hawk", for his passionate play on the field, but the hall of fame inductee is devoting his focus to a new passion: Swim safety for kids. Dawson is a recent graduate of Baby...

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The Pros and Cons of Infant Swimming Lessons

The Pros and Cons of Infant Swimming Lessons

By Melinda Copp Swimming is not only a fun summertime activity, but also an important safety skill that everyone should know, which is why many parents enroll their kids in lessons. And these days, many companies and community centers also offer swimming lessons for...

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Mom to Mom: Important Kids’ Water Safety Info!

Mom to Mom: Important Kids’ Water Safety Info!

If your child fell into the water, would he or she know what to do? Would you? The Baby Otter Swim School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, was founded to help ensure that your answer is "yes." Baby Otter Swim School teaches water survival training to children as young as...

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