Water Smart Tots

Water Smart Tots was founded in 2014 on the belief that every child deserves the opportunity to learn how to swim and float.  We began awarding scholarships for specialized survival swim lessons in 2015 and that year we were able to provide 30 students with scholarships for specialized survival swim lessons.  In 2016, we provided 82 children with scholarships.  To date for the 2017 swim season we have awarded 68 children scholarships valued over $21,000.

In addition to survival swimming lesson scholarships, we attend outreach events, and give water safety presentations in the community. Our complimentary Preschool Water Safety Series is presented each May for National Water Safety Month to Hillsborough County Preschools. Since we began this series, we have educated over 1,800 area preschoolers the importance of water safety.

Water Smart Tots is partnered with 5 area swim schools that specialize in the survival swim methodology.


Water Smart Tots, Inc. is a 501(C)3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to eliminating pediatric drowning in Hillsborough County by promoting awareness through (1) water safety education and by (2) providing access to  survival swimming skills to infants and young children ages 12 months to 6 years who are financially underprivileged, or who have special needs.

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