To those who are willing and kind,
My story start from 22/08/2022.
That day was a normal day, but that day my 3-year-old daughter drowned in a public swimming pool.
As a swimming instructor and qualified lifeguard, I have known that public swimming pool doesn’t have enough official lifeguard. I always warn my students and my own children be really careful by themselves. And I have carried out lots of water safety sessions there. Regarding the size of the pool, there should be 3 lifeguards on duty. However, at the time of the incident, there is only 1 lifeguard on duty.
Though I know the bad management of the pool, I still need to do my water safety sessions there with my children and students. Since there is the only swimming pool in my region.
During my sessions, I was only 1 meter away from the children pool and I remind my daughter don’t go inside the pool all the time since I couldn’t go in the pool with her. I was training other students while I was continuously looking at my daughter every 2 minutes to make sure she was not going into the pool.
During 20:00-20:03, I turned my head and check where was her. However, I couldn’t find her and immediately one of the customer shouted out and drag her out of the pool. I ran towards her and started to do CPR and breathing. Till then, one lifeguard was still 20 meters away from the pool doing his own thing and one was at the reception. The person called the ambulance was one of my students, not event any lifeguard.
Sadly, though she was in the water only 2 minutes and half, I couldn’t save her at all.
Now, I am at the process of lawsuit with government. The lifeguards and supervisor of the pool keep passing the buck to each other. As a main career and the one proceed the CPR int the incident, I already received referred prosecution. However, it is so hard to make them guilty because there are so many secrets behind the court and government. I need in total $13500 to find the best lawyer to fight for me and my daughter from the first court to the end.
$2500 for the lawsuit in the court for 2 lifeguards and the pool supervisor.
$2000 for inter-mediating with the government for the national compensation.
$4000 for lawsuit with the government for the national compensation. (If they accept our inter-mediation we won’t need this money to do lawsuit. We will use this money to help improve the water safety environment in my country)
Also, I need another $20000 to carry out charity water safety sessions for a whole year in my country for the matter of people’s safety. I hope my daughter’s death can be meaningful in raising people’s awareness in water safety.
$5000 Coaches and lifeguards.
$5000 Medical Trainer
$8000 Water Safety equipment: rescue tube, swimming bench, rescue AED machine etc
$2000 Pool tickets and teaching material printing.
Thanks for your time to read my story and I appreciate any little help from you.
I am from Taiwan. I can’t select Taiwan as my location. Instead, I chose UK as my location because my husband is from the UK. I apologize if it create mistakes.
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