Colin Holst was born on September 2, 2003 in Austin, Texas. Colin, an energetic toddler, entered preschool at a young age and found that making friends came easily to him. The year Colin turned 4, the unimaginable happened. Colin went with his family and friends to the “big pool” for the first time. Under the watchful eyes of several adults and lifeguards, was pulled from the shallow water unconscious and not breathing. Efforts to revive him at the pool were unsuccessful, and Colin died at the hospital the next day.
Fueled by the desire to prevent such a tragedy from happening time and time again to other children, Colin’s Hope was founded to promote water safety in their community and to educate children, parents and lifeguards on drowning prevention.