Best practices to prevent drowning topic of California Water Safety Summit in Newport Beach

The second annual California Water Safety summit, a two-day event, kicked off at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa Monday morning with the announcement of the formation of the California Water Safety Coalition.

The coalition is a fledgling organization that seeks to unite nonprofits, advocates and public safety personnel in imagining and advancing best practices for drowning prevention. It’s a joint effort between the local Ben Carlson Memorial and Scholarship Foundation and the ZAC Foundation, a nonprofit based in Fairfield, Conn. that focuses on water safety.

Chris Carlson, co-founder of the Ben Carlson Memorial and Scholarship Foundation, said

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