The Float 4 Life Center
combines physical and educational components of water safety through 1-on-1 float lessons, water safety milestones and Josh the Otter water safety education. The center also serves as the National Training Facility for instructors who want to learn water safety and floating techniques.
Funds collected from Float 4 Life & Josh the Otter go back into the Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation to produce more educational materials designed to spread water safety awareness across the nation.
Float 4 Life offers a variety of Float Lesson Plans to accommodate your schedule and lifestyle. Our Instructors are trained to teach children as young as 6 months old how to recover to a back float if they were in a water emergency. Each 1-on-1 lesson is customized to a child's ability in the water based on their stage of development and readiness.
What sets us apart? Float 4 Life has identified water safety skills that are compatible with early childhood development. These skills are outlined in our Water Safety Milestone Chart, a guide that documents your child's float progression.
JOSH THE OTTER
Water Safety & Awareness Program
The Josh the Otter Water Safety and Awareness Program was designed to teach young children about water safety through the use of Josh the Baby Otter. A book written by Blake Collingsworth, which has been translated into 12 languages. Over 500,000 books have been distributed globally since the foundation began. The program has been presented in classrooms, community centers, zoos, pools and childcare facilities around the world. With ongoing support, we will continue to incorporate the Josh the Otter Program in every educational curriculum in the United States and beyond.
HELP OUR MISSION
With the task of expanding our efforts to prevent drowning locally and globally, funding is solely dependent on the support we receive from surrounding companies, organizations, friends and family.
Here are ways to support JCMF in our mission and vision: