Float 4 Life, an element of the Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation was established by Blake and Kathy Collingsworth after their personal tragedy of losing their son, Josh, due to accidental drowning in 2008. Out of this tragedy has come a worldwide foundation whose sole mission is to educate children and adults about water safety and drowning prevention.
In June, 2019 JCMF celebrated the grand opening of our training center.
Our goal is to ensure your child can jump or fall into the water and recover to a back float fully clothed without assistance from their coach.
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Float 4 Life combines physical and educational components of water safety through
1-on-1 float lessons, water safety milestones and Josh the Otter water safety education.
Our facility was designed with the child's comfort in mind.
Our 20x20 pool is kept at 91 degrees (air temp 86 degrees) to ensure your child stays warm throughout their entire lesson.
Our Coaches 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.
At the Float 4 Life Center our coaches follow a Skilled Progression Guideline. The guideline ensures that each lesson is productive and taught in a gentle manner.
Float 4 Life has also identified water safety skills that are compatible with early childhood development. These skills are outlined in our Water Safety Milestone Chart, a guide that will document your child's float progression.
Our Center offers a variety of Float Lesson Plans to accommodate your schedule and lifestyle. Simply select the number of lessons you would like your child to take within a months time frame. Your form of payment will then be billed on the same day every month. The plan can be cancelled at any time. We however encourage you to trust and commit to the program.