Drennen’s Dreams Foundation is a National Drowning Prevention and Water Safety organization.
Founded by Bill and Melissa O’Melia, their friends, and community in 2012, Drennen’s Dreams Foundation became a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2014.
At the age of 12 years old Drennen O’Melia was the victim of a tragic drowning accident. In his memory, Drennen’s Dreams Foundation was formed. The mission of our Foundation is to promote drowning prevention and water safety. We aim to ensue that there are no more unnecessary deaths due to the lack of sufficient training of lifeguards, the lack of monitoring and understanding the use of life-saving medical equipment, and/or the mismanagement of pool facilities.
Our Foundation works with many private and nonprofit organizations with pools, water parks, and waterfronts, to reinforce accountability standards and to ensure that lifeguards know how to implement their training. We help lifeguards understand what is truly at stake while they are on duty- the lives of others.
Most importantly we inspire their confidence and vigilance while on duty. We also help aquatics managers understand their obligations regarding implementing the proper policies, procedures and emergency action plans. As wells as, in-service training and equipment training.
For facility owners and operators, we educate them on water activity risk management. And, we teach them how to fully understand the importance of oversight, responsibility, and accountability of patron safety, and fun.