Colin’s Hope

Colin’s Hope is a Texas based water safety and drowning prevention organization. Colin’s Hope was formed in August, 2008 after 4 year old, Colin Holst fatally drowned in a public lifeguarded pool in South Austin. Upon learning that drowning is the NUMBER 1 cause of accidental death for children under 5 and a leading cause for ages 1-14, yet drowning is preventable- Colin’s parents, Jeff and Jana Holst founded the organization. Now 10 years old, Colin’s Hope has quickly become THE trusted water safety resource in Texas, a leader in drowning prevention across the nation and is recognized as a global partner in drowning prevention. Colin’s Hope a partner in the U.S CPSC Pool Safely campaign and serve in leadership roles with: The Texas Drowning Prevention Alliance, The National Drowning Prevention Alliance, the Central Texas Water Safety Coalition, Safe Kids Austin and are founding members of the Families United to Prevent Drowning collective.

Alissa Magrum
Keeping Our Children Afloat