Navigating Waves of Impact: The SDJGF To PDFSD Foundation Story

In 2008, our community faced tumultuous seas—economic downturn and looming budget cuts threatened the existence of the San Diego Junior Lifeguard program. This is where our story begins, a tale of advocacy, resilience, and the birth of the San Diego Junior Lifeguard Foundation (SDJGF). A Sea of Challenges and a Vision Emerges Faced with the ...

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Unveiling a Fresh Chapter: Our New Website for the New Year

As we step into the dawn of a new year, we are thrilled to introduce you to our brand-new digital home. The launch of our revamped website marks not just a technological upgrade, but a commitment to enhancing your experience, fostering engagement, and sharing our journey in a more dynamic way. Aesthetics and Functionality: Where ...

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Celebrating Milestones and Community Impact

As we take a moment to reflect on the journey of the past few years, it’s impossible not to be overwhelmed with gratitude for the incredible support we’ve received from our volunteers, partners, and the amazing community that surrounds us. Every achievement, every milestone, and every life saved has been made possible through the collective ...

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Learn The 5 Layers Of Protection By Npda Drown Alliance

There is no single way to prevent drowning, but you can arm yourself with the necessary prevention methods by learning the 5 Layers of Protection.

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O’Side Celebrates Surf + International Surfing Day Pier-Side Film Screening Salute To Lifeguards

June 13-17: Oceanside Celebrates Surfing! (press release)WHOUSA Surfing and Visit Oceanside, along with the Prevent Drowning Foundation of San Diego (PDFSD) and City of Oceanside are joining forces to kick off the 2023 Obside summer season with a...

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2023 California Water Safety Summit Sponsors

These amazing sponsors have partnered with us to bring an important collaboration to the California community! Thank you for supporting this forum to help reduce drowning and aquatic injuries. We look forward to working together to save lives and...

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Message From PDFSD President, Nicole Mcneil

Greetings! B I would like to thank each one of you for helping make 2022 a big success. B As we enter the holiday season and people all over the world will be supporting the organizations they care about, I am so honored you've chosen to support the...

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PDFSD ~ Giving Tuesday Campaign

PDFSD is participating in this year's Giving Tuesday campaign. Help us in providing the life skill of swim lessons for youth in communities of concern throughout San Diego County. Partner with us this #givingtuesday! Just $100 can teach a child to...

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PDFSD Impacts 2022

PDFSD is thrilled to announce impacts thru September 30, 2022 in San Diego County ~b Funded over 26 grants withB over 8

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Prevent Drowning Foundation Of San Diego – Swim Grant Application Process For 2021

Interested in applying for a swim grant from our foundation for 2021? Please refer to instructions and link below.Download and complete the Prevent Drowning Foundation of San Diego Learn To Swim Grant Questionnaire and email to Nicole McNeil PDFSD...

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“Swim On” Fundraising Campaign


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COVID-19 Statement

During these unprecedented times, its important to stay healthy and connected within our community. Despite the uncertainty of these upcoming summer months, we continue to work behind the scenes to keep kids in San Diego County safe. Please continue...

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