The end of summer meant… a Beach Ball at the Bethesda Country Club Saturday night! An event to benefit the C.L.A.Y. Foundation, which brings awareness to drowning prevention and teaches valuable life saving skills was perfectly timed to remind families about water safety during vacation season’s last precious moments.
Laura Metro (pastel dress in lead image), Founder of the C.L.A.Y. Foundation and WINK Bags (When In Need of Kindness), shared the powerful — and personal — story of her young son Clay’s near-death drowning accident, and how that experience changed her life and purpose.
The summertime soiree was the latest in a series of events — including setting a new Guinness World Record for the world’s largest swimming lesson and a Water Safety Fair — for the non-profit which advocates for CPR training, swim instruction (Learn to FloatFirst), AED availability, and a Year-round warm water swim facility.