Drennen's Dreams Foundation

On June 5, 2010, Drennen O'Melia opened his seventh competitive swim season by swimming the anchor leg on two winning relay teams. The next day, Drennen drowned in four feet of water despite the presence of lifeguards. Drennen's Dreams Foundation was created to focus on making guarded pools safer, especially for children, to ensure no more unnecessary deaths occur due to insufficient training of lifeguards, mismanagement of facilities, and lack of necessary monitoring and medical equipment.

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Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness & Relief

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Lifeguards, pool safety, youth, drowning prevention, Splash Dash, Families United to Prevent Drowning, Drennen's Dreams, aquatics management, Lifeguard inservice

Service Areas

Colorado Counties Served

  • Adams
  • Arapahoe
  • Boulder
  • Broomfield
  • Denver
  • Douglas
  • Jefferson
  • Metropolitan Denver Area

Zip Codes Served

  • 80122
  • 80123
  • 80126
  • 80516
  • 80124
  • 80401
  • 80027
  • 80226
  • 80601
  • 80134
  • 80238
  • 80301

States Served

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Wyoming

Nations Served

  • United States
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