• FOX23 Investigates: Swimming to Survive

    By: Shae Rozzi , Ryan Love


    OWASSO, Okla. - An Owasso mother -- whose 3-year-old son, Evan, drowned at a backyard pool party last summer -- is on a mission to help prevent drownings.

    Amy Mutispaugh is teaming up with a local Infant Swimming Resource instructor to get the word out about survival swimming lessons.

    Mutispaugh, who lost sight of her son Evan for a moment at a party, told FOX23 Anchor Shae Rozzi "My warning to parents, you can't think that you're enough in that moment."

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, drowning is the number one injury cause of death for children ages 1 to 4.

    ISR teaches children as young as 6 months old how to self-rescue -- creating muscle memory so they know to "swim-float-swim" if they end up in the water unsupervised.

    May is Drowning Prevention Month and Mutispaugh is calling her mission, "Evan's Impact."

    Her son helped improve the lives of others through organ donation. Mutispaugh says Genesis 50:20 is their verse for Evan sharing, “You intended to harm me but God intended it for good to save many lives.”

    Now his mom is hoping through swimming to survive lessons his legacy will help save more lives.

    She says she is grateful for her family’s church and the community for all of their prayers and financial support following Evan’s death.

    For more information on Infant Swimming Resource and to find an instructor near you CLICK HERE.

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