Near-Drowning Changes Family’s Future
By British Swim School
August 4, 2015
August 4, 2015
A near-drowning experience changed the lives of Howard Berkowitz and his family for the better.Entrepreneur covered the amazing heart-stopping story of how Berkowitz and his family survived that horrifying moment with their son. It all eventually led them to find a business and support system within British Swim School.
Five years ago, if you had asked me, I would have never thought that today I would own a swim-school franchise, but that was before my life changed. As typical near-drowning incidents go, one minute everything was fine, and the next it was not. I thought my wife had my son, and she thought I had him — and the next thing we knew, he was face-down in the water.
We were very lucky that day, in that my son survived, but I knew that the [life and death] difference was only a few seconds. After that experience, I knew that I wanted to get involved in a business [devoted to] preventing drownings for children across the country. When I found British Swim School, the fit was perfect. I saw the benefit that came with the business plan — that came along with the opportunity and the structure that they follow.British Swim School, Rita Goldberg, and Berkowitz are dedicated to changing the lives of millions of children who depend on learning techniques to insure their survival in the water.
About one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger. – Centers for Disease Control and PreventionWith these drowning rates becoming the leading cause of death in the United States there is no better time for parents, individuals, and the community to becoming involved in the fight to stop these devastating statistics. Berkowitz and his family decided there was no better way to change not only the lives of their family but the lives of many by getting involved with British Swim School. He now owns four franchise territories and ten locations within them and he also plans to open four more territories in the next year. Click Here to read the full article featured on Entrepreneur, even Fox News picked it up!