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Winning gold in swim safety

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Posted: Thursday, August 7, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 12:14 pm, Thu Aug 14, 2014.

Look closely. You might soon find these kids on a lifeguard chair on Rockaway Beach or at one of the city’s pools.

The ZAC Foundation’s swim-safety camp, a four-day event that taught children the importance of water safety through swimming classes, hands-on activities and classroom curriculum, held their gold medal ceremonies last Thursday at the Variety Boys and Girls Club in Long Island City.

The ZAC Foundation was founded by Karen and Brian Cohn after their son Zachary drowned as a result of being entrapped in the suction of a swimming pool drain.

Enjoying the ceremonies here are Adelisa Djokic, left, Jimmy Jurado, ZAC camp staffer Craig Handzlik, Jeinny Reanos, Erick Grace, Gladys Fermen Reyes, ZAC Camp Founder Karen Cohn, Pamela Barcelona and Anthony Briceno.

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