Hillsborough County and the Children’s Board Partner to Keep Kids Safe in Pools this Summer

WFTS Channel 28

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — Hillsborough County code enforcement officers and officials with the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County have joined forces to ensure swimming pools are safe for kids this summer. It’s part of a new initiative called “Safe Pools Day Tampa Bay.”

“I think it’s a great idea,” said Glen Woo.

Woo’s son, Ethan Woo, drowned in a family friend’s pool in 2021. He was just five years old.

“It was tragic,” he said. “It was incredibly difficult. It’s something that weighty on myself, my wife, and our family.”

Unfortunately, thousands of families know the Woo family’s pain. Florida leads the nation in drowning deaths for children four and younger.

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