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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.

Splash Safety: Swim Lessons to Reduce the Risk of Drowning

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Scenes Julian’s Swim Survival Lessons

Drowning is the leading cause of death in children under the age of Five in Florida. It’s vital that parents take notice of this drowning epidemic by teaching their children life saving skills.  Roxanne Vargas knew it was time for her child to learn since she had a pool and so did all of her relatives.  She was amazed how he learned so much each day. Follow Roxanne’s mommy diary as she shares her daily experience with her viewers. [Read More]

Roxanne Vargas

Baby Otter Andre Dawson Aquatic Center Teaches Kids To Swim From The Comfort of Their Home

May 11, 2016

Boca Tribune, July 2015 Click HERE to read this article in the Boca Tribune!

Boca Tribune

South Florida Business Journal: Travel swim school launches licensing program

July 27, 2015

Plantation’s Baby Otter Andre Dawson Aquatic Center launched a licensing program last week. VP Mindy York and founder Marlene Bloom expect to attract franchisees from all over the world. The traveling swim school doesn’t require a brick-and-mortar investment, and any nearby pool can be used as a classroom because instructors come to the students, instead of the [Click Here To Read More] SOUTH FLORIDA BUSINESS JOURNAL

SOUTH FLORIDA BUSINESS JOURNAL

NewsyParents features Baby Otter Swim Lessons in Video Blog

July 13, 2015

NewsyParents, Aileen and Brian Van Pelt, hired us to teach their adorable daughters how to swim. They created a video blog of each lesson and posted it on their website. You can can watch how their daughters, Lil and Monkey, progressed over the five lesson days. The NewsyParents video blog also provides great insight into how our programs [Click Here To Read More]

NEWSYPARENTS

NEWSYPARENTS

Baby Otter is Featured in South Florida Parenting!

July 5, 2014

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 to be contacted by South [Click Here To Read More]

SOUTH FLORIDA PARENTING

SOUTH FLORIDA PARENTING

Drowning Prevention Experts Produce DVD to Educate Parents on Protection

March 11, 2009

Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Water safety and drowning prevention experts Mindy York and Marlene Bloom, co-founders of the Baby Otter Swim School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, have produced a DVD (Ten Minutes For Life) to help put a stop to deaths due to drowning. Through this informative DVD, they hope to help save lives throughout [Read More] Ft. Lauderdale, FL

HEATHER DULMAN-NICCOLI

Miami Herald

ALEX KUSHEL plantation@tribune.com

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 Baby Otter spokesperson Andre Dawson who shared his personal story regarding swim safety. Watch the full video now

NBC 6

The importance of year-round swim safety

August 6, 2015

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 Baby [Click Here to Read More] NBC 6 in the Mix

NBC 6 in the Mix

Broward SCORE Radio: Baby Otter Launches Licensing Program

July 16, 2015

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 program featuring Baby Otter’s unique swim programs. Marlene discusses the process of launching the [Click Here To Read More] BROWARD SCORE RADIO

BROWARD SCORE RADIO

Baby Otter Named Best Swim/Fitness Program in South Florida

July 13, 2015

We are proud to receive the 2015 Kids Crown Award for the Best Swim/Fitness Program in South Florida from South Florida Parenting. We’re especially honored since the award was given to us by readers who voted Baby Otter Swim School as the leading swim instruction program in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. We created [Click Here To Read More]

2015 Kids Crown Award

2015 Kids Crown Award

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Supports Safe Swimming in Broward County

May 29, 2013

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schutlz was gracious enough to offer her support for our efforts at Baby Otter Andre Dawson Swim School. Read an excerpt from NBCMiami.com, below “Summer is unofficially underway, and that means kids will be spending more time in the pool. Broward County leads the country in drowning deaths in children under the age of [Read More] Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schutlz

Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 14 – Learn how to avoid this tragedy

July 1, 2008

Baby Otter Swim School teaches babies and children how to swim and they have also produced a DVD on how to protect your child from drowning. The DVD (Ten Minutes For Life) was produced by experts Mindy York and Marlene Bloom, co-founders of the Baby Otter Swim School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to help put [Read More]

Pool safety DVDs geared to kids, adults

May 15, 2007

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 Child’s Life Worth 10 Minutes?: A Visual Pool [Read More] The Post and Courier charleston.net

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 finds time to visit their pool located at Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El to coach the kids in their day camp.

Mr. Dawson will be making an appearance at the Temple’s day camp on Monday July 21, 2009 to help teach little ones the ins and outs of baseball., In addition he will jump into the pool with them hoping they understand the importance of leaning how to swim. Four years ago Andre learned how to swim from the coaches at Baby Otter Swim School and now hopes children and adults of all ages benefit like he did from their incredible teaching abilities and love for what they do. [Read More]

Andre Dawson

Miami Herald: Baby Otter Offers Swim Lessons for All

July 28, 2015

(July 28, 2015) Baby Otter also teaches swimming to those with special needs, from students with Down syndrome and autism to those who are hearing and visually impaired, as well as men and women who have Parkinson’s disease. It also teaches adults how to swim. Cathlyn Crehan, the mother of two autistic children, Indiana, 9, [Click Here To Read More] MIAMI HERALD

MIAMI HERALD

SunSentinel: Baby Otter Plans Florida, National Expansion

July 16, 2015

Baby Otter Andre Dawson Aquatic Center, the Plantation-based traveling swimming school, which prides itself for teaching Hall of Fame baseball player Andre Dawson swimming techniques, dispatches instructors to home and community pools to teach children and adults a five-day water survival program….The founders of Baby Otter Andre Dawson Aquatic Center say they want to help prevent [Click Here To Read More]

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Andre Dawson Discusses Swim Safety on 790 The Ticket

June 26, 2015

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 learn. Baby Otter swim teachers recently taught Jonathan’s three-year-old [Click Here To Read More]

ANDRE DAWSON

ANDRE DAWSON

Dawson promoting water safety at local temple

July 1, 2010

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 and nearly drowning at age 14. “I never really feared the [Read More] ANDRE DAWSON

Tribune

The Pros and Cons of Infant Swimming Lessons

July 1, 2008

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 babies as young as a few months old. But can young [Read More] Melinda Copp

Mom to Mom: Important Kids’ Water Safety Info!

May 1, 2007

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 three months old, as well as [Read More] MOM TO MOM

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 learn.

Baby Otter swim teachers recently taught Jonathan’s three-year-old son Jordan the essential skills of Turn, Kick and Reach.

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Andre Dawson

790 The Ticket

SPOKESPERSON ANDRE “THE HAWK” DAWSON

790 The Ticket