• Don't let Abbey's hope
    go down the drain.

    In 2008, six-year-old Abbey Taylor died from injuries she received from an improperly maintained wading pool drain. Her hope was that no child would again suffer or die as the result of a preventable entrapment. The Abbey's Hope Charitable foundation works tirelessly on her behalf.
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  • Hidden Hazard: 
    One thing to know before your kids jump in the pool

    Abbey's Hope and The ZAC Foundation partner to launch a new educational online tool that explains the dangers of pool drain entrapment.
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  • Save the Date- September 8th

    The date for 7th Annual Abbey's Hope Golf Tournament and Party has been set.

    Join us September 8th at Braemar Golf Course in Edina for a day of fun for a serious mission!

    Register today!

  • Abbey's Hope Airs New PSA.

    Abbey's Hope airs a powerful new public service announcement warning parents of the potential dangers of pool and spa drains.

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  • Swimming.
    A Life Skill, And
    A Life or Death Skill.

    Every child needs to know how to swim, float, tread water and get in and out of the pool safely! We recommend starting lessons by age 4. Also, enroll in classes in First Aid and CPR (for infants, children and adults) and have an emergency plan.
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  • Fences, Gates, Locks.
    All Necessary.

    Every pool needs an isolation fence surrounding it on all sides—four to five feet high. Gates should be self-latching and locking. Experts say such measures could have prevented up to 90% of childhood drownings and near-drownings.
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  • Be a Water Watchdog.

    One adult should be watching children in the pool or spa at all times. Even if there's a lifeguard. Even if the kids can swim. Pledge to use the Water Watchdog system to divide supervision responsibilities; pass on the Watchdog tags when you're ready to switch.
    Take the Pledge

Abbey’s Hope reminds parents to be vigilant when visiting warmer climates

EDINA, MINN. – December 19, 2013 – As the season of beach and hotel vacations approaches, Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation would like to remind parents to be vigilant near pools, spas and open bodies of water.

Abbey’s Hope announces partnership with Pool Safely campaign continuing through Summer 2013

EDINA, MINN.- November 27, 2012- Abbey's Hope today announces its partnership with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's Pool Safely campaign- the federal government's public education and information campaign to promote pool and spa safety- will continue through the 2013 swim season.

Tubby Smith Foundation raises $2,650 for Abbey's Hope!

A huge thank you to the Tubby Smith Foundation! Last night, not only did the Gophers win big, but they raised $2650 for Abbey's Hope! For each free throw attempt during the game $50 was donated to Abbey's Hope. We are so appreciative of this generous donation and had a great time at last night's game! 

The Dragonfly Story

Excerpted from the eulogy at Abbey Taylor's Celebration of Life Service

Below the surface of a quiet pond lived a colony of water bugs. They were happy, living far from the sun. But they noticed that occasionally, a member of their colony would climb up a lily stalk and disappear from sight, never to return. Where do you suppose she went? wondered a water bug.

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Pool Safety Tips

  • Use the Water Watchdog System to make sure children are always closely supervised in the pool area.
  • Remind kids to stay away from pool and hot tub drains.
  • Never dive into water less than 9 feet deep.
  • Keep gates to the pool area latched.


More water safety tips