• 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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  • Pool drains:
    the great
    unknown danger.

    Pool and spa drains can pose a deadly hazard to children. If you spot a loose, missing, or broken drain cover, get out of the water and notify the owner or operator immediately. Warn children to stay away from drains to avoid entrapment.
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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 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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  • Thank you for all your support

    Thanks to all our supporters, friends and family that joined us on for the 6th annual Abbey's Hope Golf Tournament and Party!

    Thanks to all your support we raised close to $130,000! We can't thank you enough!

Abbey’s Hope urges increased pool and spa safety, indoors and out

EDINA, MINN. – March 20, 2013 – As spring temperatures approach and families continue to battle cabin fever at indoor pools, spas and waterparks, Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation would like to remind parents to do their part when it comes to water safety.

Abbey’s Hope reminds families to practice ice safety during winter activities

 

EDINA, MINN. – Feb. 11, 2012 – As Minnesotans enjoy winter weather activities like ice skating, hockey, ice fishing and snowmobiling, Abbey’s Hope wants to remind families to practice ice safety while out on lakes or ponds.

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.

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