Charlie's Law — Improve Pool Safety

We Miss You Charlie !

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23 times a year a child under 5 drowns in a pool in California. Many drown in a unfenced, unprotected pool.

Charlie's Law aims to require the installation of sufficient barriers to prevent toddlers from having access the pool .

1. Pool Fences
Require Installation of a permanent fence with self-locking gates. Require that the pool fence is at least 3-5 feet from the pool edge!!!
2. Alarms
Reqquire all doors and windows leading to the pool are locked and alarmed!!!

In addition to improved pool safety requirements, education and traning play an important role in pool drowing reduction.

Infant Swimming Resource



Thousands of Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) lessons are taught every day worldwide as part of our commitment to prevent pediatric drowning. The commitment we made to parents over 45 years ago, to reach the next child before he or she reaches the water alone, is honored daily to achieve our mission that Not One More Child Drowns.

Charles Bryan Anderson
"Charlie Boy"
Born 7-14-2009 Crossed over(*) 4-6-2011

Charlie lived in Tracy, CA. He loved to play with his toys and magnets. He would laugh and dance around or cuddle when Mickey Mouse Club House or Handy Manny would come on. Charlie loved to visit the airport, sit in Grandpa’s Airplane and we would watch him run with arms out and his head held high looking at the planes and clouds. Days after his death as we were flying near the clouds, we could imagine Charlie lying on one of the big fluffy ones, with his big Blue eyes and big smile. I know we will never look at a the clouds again, without thinking of Charlie in the heavens above. In honor and memory of Charlie 8LK is being christened Kale Lani (Heavenly Charlie).

Charlie’s Grave Side Service was held on April 16, 2011 at the Dublin Pioneer Cemetery, 6600 Donlon Way, in Dublin, California at 11 AM. Charlie's survivors include his Parents, Bryan Anderson and Katie Palmer, Grandparents, Dave and Trina Anderson and Christine and Brian Palmer of Tracy, CA. Great Grandparents, Chuck and Dee Anderson of Dublin, CA. And Great Grandmother Katie Nielsen of Ripon, CA. Great Grandmother Pat Palmer of Jackson, CA. Great-Great-Grandmother Mary Duley of Cleavland OH. And Aunt Sherry Jantzen (Anderson) and Uncle Gordon Jantzen, Cousin Alex Jantzen, Aunt Danielle Anderson, Uncle Mark Anderson, Aunt Lisa Anderson and Uncle Will Palmer, along with too many to list Aunts, Uncles, cousins and friends.

Kale a hui hou kakou (Until we meet again Charlie)
See you on the other side
Me ke aloha pumehana ( Love always )
E pili mau na pomaika`i ia `oe (May blessings ever be with you)

This page is maintained by Kawika.
Created: 12/10/2011
Last modified: 12/12/11 Kawika and Lina