Team SwimTopia 2016
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Team SwimTopia 2016

Hi there,

Thank you for considering a donation to Colin's Hope on behalf of Team SwimTopia. Colin's Hope envisions a world where no child drowns. So far this year 90 children (under 15) have drowned in Texas alone. Drowning is preventable.

This year SwimTopia CEO, Mason Hale, Director of Sales and Marketing, Elli Overton, and Customer Happiness Specialist, Tracy Nelson, have teamed up to swim 10km as a relay down Lake Austin as part of the Colin's Hope Got2Swim event on September 1st. We are swimming in honor of Drennen O'Melia. Drennen, an excellent swimmer, drowned in 2010 at age 12, the day after his first swim meet of the season. He drowned in a pool with 2 lifeguards on duty. Drennen was found in 3.5 feet of water by a 12 year old peer, and was underwater for between 5 and 10 minutes. He had no medical conditions and why he went under is unknown... SwimTopia works with hundreds of swim teams around the country. We hope that raising awareness for Drennen's story brings awareness for the need for a culture of preparedness and readiness at every pool. Are the life guards at your pool on duty during swim practice? At meets? Are they ready, trained and vigilant? Do they get adequate breaks and rotations to make sure they can stay vigilant through the heat of a summer day? Something to think about next time you're poolside because these are measures that can save lives... Drennen will be on our minds and in our hearts as we swim down Lake Austin this year.

Drowning is preventable. Your generous, tax deductible, donation to Colin's Hope will further their mission to raise water saftey awareness to prevent children from drowning. 

$25 can provide a life jacket for a loaner board at an area lake.

$50 can provide water safety education cards to 50 families.

$75 can provide preschool water safety programming to a child in need.

Thanks for your support of Team SwimTopia and Colin's Hope! 


Mason, Elli and Tracy

ABOUT 2016 Colin's Hope Athlete Ambassador Program
Name Date Amount Comments
Kevin Koym 09/13/2016 $75.00 You support and inspire me. Thank you for that.
Russell Hinds 09/07/2016 $50.00  
Yolanda Porter 09/05/2016 $25.00 As someone who has suffered from the paralyzing fear of the water due to a near drowning experience, I wholeheartedly support this cause.
Yasser Farta 09/05/2016 $25.00  
Orlo Castillo 09/03/2016 $50.00 thank you for promoting awareness...
Nainish Dalal 09/02/2016 $50.00 best of luck Mason!
Anonymous Friend 09/01/2016 $50.00 Kick ass TeamTopia
Theresa Cameron 09/01/2016 $50.00 What a great and much needed program to support. I am cheering for your team and hope you all reach your goals!
Luisa Williams 09/01/2016 $25.00 Thank you for all you do!
Traci Reece 09/01/2016 $25.00 Thank you for supporting Colin's Hope!
Stewart Davidson 09/01/2016 $100.00  
Jim Overton 08/31/2016 $25.00  
Katie DInwiddie 08/31/2016 $50.00 Thank you for raising awareness!!
Suellen Brown 08/31/2016 $20.00  
Heidi Armstrong 08/31/2016 $25.00  
Jennifer Engerman 08/31/2016 $25.00 Thank you for raising awareness of the simple message that "Drowning is Preventable"! Drennen would love that he is famous in Texas!! Thank you and best of luck in the race!
Rajal Regan 08/31/2016 $50.00 Good luck! We love you!! -The Regan Family
Shannon Berndt 08/31/2016 $50.00  
Collin Cole 08/31/2016 $200.00 Go SwimTopia!
John Engler 08/31/2016 $100.00  
Cody Coe 08/31/2016 $50.00 Awesome job Mason; keep up the good work.
Kathy Overton 08/31/2016 $75.00 A very important cause, good luck.
Mason Hale 08/30/2016 $100.00  
Nandan Dharwadker 08/30/2016 $25.00 Thank you for continuing to support causes that deal with swim safety!
Vivienne Overton 08/29/2016 $150.00 All the best for a successful fund raiser in swimming the Got2Swim 10km relay on Lake Austin.
Anonymous Friend 08/21/2016 $50.00 Tracy, thank you for participating the 10k relay to raise money to prevent childhood drowning!
Jeffrey Davis 08/03/2016 $100.00  
Kate Robles 07/23/2016 $40.00  
Tracy Nelson 07/22/2016 $100.00  
Jeff Grosso 07/19/2016 $100.00  
Christina Buchanan-wright 07/19/2016 $25.00  
Elli Overton 07/15/2016 $100.00 Looking forward to swimming for this great cause with my awesome co-workers, Mason and Tracy!
  Total $1,985.00