One Baby at a Time

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In CrossFit Foundation, Kids

September 20, 2013

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CrossFit’s partnership with Infant Swimming Resource gives very young children the skills to avoid drowning.

It was one of his first calls as a police officer: a female child underwater.

When first responders arrived, they determined it was too late. They couldn’t save her. So the officer, who later became the chief of the Miami Police Department, reached down into the water and held the baby’s lifeless hand until her little body was pulled out.

Sharing the story reduced the man to tears.

When Greg Glassman retold it, it wasn’t much different. Watery eyes. Red face. Broken voice.

“It’s the worst thing that can happen to people,” Glassman said.

The Founder and CEO of CrossFit Inc. is the father of five. Via a partnership with Infant Swimming Resource, CrossFit Inc. hopes to prevent such tragedies.

On the night of Sept. 20, Glassman and CrossFit HQ employees were among those at Hotel Paradox in Santa Cruz, Calif., to witness one woman’s efforts in teaching local children how to save themselves when they fall in water.

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