February 3, 2023

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‘Teach your kids to swim,’ grieving mom urges

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DENVER (KDVR) — A grieving Colorado mother is turning her pain into purpose after her 13-year-old son drowned in a hotel pool in May while on a sports trip with his team. She’s now urging other parents to teach their kids to swim in a unique way.

For Marquita Mays, the tragedy feels just like yesterday, and she wants to stress the importance of learning how to swim. Now, at the corner of Iliff Avenue and South Parker Road, a special billboard is running in honor of her son and a message for all to see.

Learning to swim could mean the difference between life and death.

“Teach your kids to swim,” Mays cried.

Tragically, 13-year-old Darryl Blackmon couldn’t swim, and his life was cut short. He was a big…

Talya Cunningham

2022-08-12 22:54:15

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