Shallow Water Blackout Prevention: On April 17, 2011 Gene “Whitner” Milner, died at the young age of 25 in his family’s swimming pool from Shallow Water Blackout in Norcross, GA. His death was caused by breath-holding or hypoxic training while training to spear fish. Continue reading
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The International Sailing Center is our provider of sailing instructors, sailboats and a fun environment where our scholarship awardees learn about the joys of sailing firsthand.
For information about the International Sailing Center, which is also known as the International Sailing School click here
The Boys and Girls Club of Burlington is our source for students who are awarded scholarships for sailing instructions under our Learn to Sail Program. For information about the Burlington Boys and Girls Club click here
The Burlington YMCA collaborates with us in our efforts to advocate for safe swimming practices, which includes signage prohibiting prolonged breath holding at their pool in Burlington, Vermont and Camp Abnaki in North Hero, Vermont. Additionally, they have included us in their summer orientation for Camp Counselors where we have made presentations about Shallow Water Blackout. They have also co-exhibited with us at the Vermont Recreation and Parks Association’s Annual Conference where we combined our messages about safe swimming and Shallow Water Blackout. For information about the Burlington YMCA click here
Safe Kids Vermont (SKV). The Live Like Benjo Foundation recently became a member of SKV's Coalition. SKV is a non-profit organization made up of individuals and organizations from around the state of Vermont who are dedicated to preventing unintentional injuries in children. SKV serves as a hub for communication and SKV is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of similar organizations with a common mission. SKV was founded in 1990 with the The UVM Children's Hospital as the lead organization. For more information about SKV click here