Family’s quest to make sure kids swim safe

With beach and pool time in full swing, water safety should be at the forefront for families.

Too many children drown each year, because they don’t know how to swim.

The Boys & Girls Clubs swim camp on Chicago’s west side is one of ten across the country this year and is inspired by one family`s water tragedy.

6-year-old Zachary Cohn  of Connecticut  drowned in 2007 after getting caught in a pool drain.

He is the namesake for the Zac Foundation which was started by his parents who are now  partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to teach kids not only how to swim, but to avoid danger.

Karen and Brian Cohn, a Chicagoland native has also written a children’s book in Zac’s memory, “The Polar Bear Who Couldn’t Wouldn’t Swim.”
WGN’s Monica Schneider has more.

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