Our son Richard Edwin-Ehmer Specht (Rees) drowned in 18 inches of water. A simple miscommunication between my friend and I meant that one of the most crucial layers of protection from drowning had broken down. Had Rees started swim lessons as an infant (like his younger sister, Melina has) he would probably be here today. Nothing can bring our son back, but our joint effort with End Drowning Now and Saf-T-Swim swim schools is trying to make sure that we don’t lose any more children to drowning. Help us teach children to ReesSpecht the Water. Drowning remains the number one cause of accidental death of children aged 1-4. Help us change that number to 0!