One of the most emotional days of my career as a Water Safety Professional was the day Skyler Ray Bell's uncle, whom I have never met, emailed me and shared Skyler's story.
Skyler was a precious two year old boy who drown this past June. Like many families, Skyler Ray's family is sharing their story in an effort to prevent future drownings. I was so humbled by the entire experience, I offered to dedicate my Infant Toddler Swimming Talk at the Swim Lessons University Conference in Las Vegas to Skyler. His family again, was so grateful and appreciative, I can't tell you how humbled I am by their kindness. It reinforces that what we do on a daily basis is of such importance, and that we can help prevent future drownings and potentially save lives by doing what we do.
Please visit Skyler's page on facebook
. My dedication to Skyler is also available on YouTube
, in an effort to remind aquatic professionals and parents everywhere how important our job is and to never take it for granted.