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Join Colin’s Hope for The 10th Annual Colin’s Hope Got2Swim Lake Austin 10K!The Got2Swim is a solo, 2-person or 3-person open water swim that will begin at Lake Hills Park and finish at the 360 Bridge Park – Pennybacker Bridge. This epic swimming journey will raise incredible awareness and drowning prevention funds for Colin’s Hope. The swimmers will be accompanied by a water safety team including: a personal Water Guardian kayaker, life guards, and Lake Police.




Colin’s Hope was formed in 2008 after four-year-old Colin Holst tragically drowned in a public pool, with lifeguards on duty and family members present. Our mission is to raise water safety awareness to prevent children from drowning. Drowning is the #1 cause of accidental death for children under 5 and a leading cause for ages 1-14. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for each fatal drowning incident, five more children receive emergency care for submersion injuries.1 While no-one is drownproof, drowning IS preventable.

Our major water safety programs and initiatives are held year-round and across the country. Contact us today to host an event in your community.


  • Community events and presentations
  • School events and presentations, including service days, health fairs, career days and more
  • Water safety and drowning prevention training for various organizations
  • Safe Baby University events
  • Member – Safe Kids Austin





We are a small but passionate staff, dedicated Board of Directors, and committed team of community volunteers and strategic partners sharing the vision of a world where no child drowns.

ABOUT 2019 Got2Swim
Name Date Amount Comments
Anonymous Friend 09/11/2019 $195.00  
Katheryn Barlow 08/13/2019 $25.00 Good luck! You will do great! Wish I could be there.
Jeffrey Valentin 08/04/2019 $100.00  
Jenni Fane 07/11/2019 $20.00 Good luck!
Scott Silliman 07/05/2019 $40.00  
Gary Horst 07/02/2019 $100.00 Good Luck!
KIRSTY and JASON GARDINER 06/30/2019 $20.00 Great work John! We will miss you in Slovenia, for sure... but what a great thing to do instead. Good luck with your swim and your fundraising!
  Total $500.00  
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