Four-time Olympic medalist and swimmer Brendan Hansen joined Good Day this morning from the site of Got2Swim’s event for Colin’s Hope. This morning, several swimmers jumped into Lake Austin to swim for Colin’s Hope a local drowning prevention nonprofit organization.
It was expected that 35 swimmers would swim four miles while 15 swimmers would swim 8 miles on what would have been Colin Holst’s 8th birthday.
Each swimmer has a pledge page and is raising money and awareness that will prevent children from drowning.
The event hoped to raise at least $50,000 for Colin’s Hope, raise awareness for the Colin’s Hope mission of drowning prevention and water safety, and get at least 10,000 people to sign a petition committing to be water guardians.