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Thursday, June 18, 2015

‘Stewie the Duck’ brings water safety message to Seymour kids



By Jean Falbo-Sosnovich
Register Correspondent

SEYMOUR >> On average, statistics show 10 people die in the U.S. every day from unintentional drowning, with 20 percent of those drowning victims children age 14 and under.

And with beach and pool season upon us, Seymour schools’ Director of Security Richard Kearns doesn’t want children here to become part of those tragic statistics. That’s why Kearns recently teamed up once again with local police to present a lifesaving water safety program called “Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim.”

The program was founded by Kim and Stew Leonard Jr. The parents turned their personal tragedy of losing their 21-month-old son in a drowning accident in 1989 into a foundation named after their son that teaches parents and young children the importance of water safety.

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