It’s good to know the importance of water safety as you never know when it might come in handy. Stephanie Swedenborg, an 8-month-pregnant mother, recently faced a similar situation. She usually attends church every Sunday, but that day she decided to give her twin 3-year-old son some swimming lessons. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says drowning is one of the leading causes of death among children aged 1-14. So she thought of giving her children useful skills. She was a lifeguard for five years and was learning the importance of water safety. But she had not used her life-saving skills until this situation that day.
She was in the water at Crystal Beach Park in Burnsville, Minnesota. While she was teaching her sons to float on the water, several other boys were in the deep water. Suddenly she saw a mother running all her clothes towards the water and screaming. Then Stephanie saw a boy trying to lift his head. The boy had drowned, but no one on shore knew what to do. She then quickly handed over her sons to her sister and swam as fast as she could to save the baby even though she was pregnant. Changing Sunday plans seem to be for the better. It had helped her save a precious life.