Josh the Otter Water Safety & Awareness Project

Our goal is to educate children with a fun and simple message:
To stay away from water unless accompanied by an adult.

Josh the Otter Water Safety & Awareness Project

Our goal is to educate children with a fun and simple message:

TO STAY AWAY FROM WATER UNLESS ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

“Josh the Baby Otter” was created to help children comprehend and remember this important message. Ultimately, we want to create a water safety behavior for all children that will be passed on from generation to generation.

We have distributed over 500,000 copies of the book to daycares, preschools, and kindergarten classrooms across the country. With ongoing support, we will continue our efforts to incorporate this life saving message into every educational curriculum in the United States and beyond. We believe the book; “Josh the Baby Otter” has and will continue to save countless children’s lives.

“It’s an awesome program and more schools are calling us all the time to do it,” Hersh said. “If every year we hit the kindergarten class where we have kids who are at that point where they’re adventurous, we’ll be ahead of the game.”

The 2016 JCMF Golf Tournament raised over $60,000.00 to support our water safety educational programs!

We THANK all of our amazing supporters across the U.S. and worldwide! Because of YOU over 1 million children have heard the life-saving message of water safety with Josh the Otter!

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16 hours ago

Rotary on the Ridge
Here are some of the photos from tonight’s event at Lake Wales Family YMCA!! Thank you so much to everyone who attended! 💧Register for free swim lessons💧City residents register for free pool access🦦Be safe around water - Josh the Otter ... See MoreSee Less
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22 hours ago

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Watch Josh the Otter bust a move. 💛🦦💙😃 Happy Friday! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Josh the Otter
Yesterday, we picked up a trunk full of life jackets that were donated to Country Sliced Ham and Cafe during the month of May. We also treated ourselves to some lunch and their salads are AMAZING! Thank you, Laurie, for your support. Together, we are making a difference. #supportlocal #drowningprevention ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

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We love it when kids teach kids. Thank you Princess of America Miss Midwest Superstar Zaylie Smith for reading to the preschoolers and educating them on water safety. Together, we are making a difference! 💙🦦💛 ... See MoreSee Less
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