About Us

The ZAC Foundation’s vision is to create a generational change in how water safety is viewed by parents and their children.

portrait of Zachary Cohen

Karen and Brian Cohn established The ZAC Foundation in honor of their son Zachary to help prepare parents and children for a lifetime of water safety.

Executive Director Megan Ferraro speaking to children about swim safety

Whether we’re parents, water safety experts, Olympic swimmers, teachers, lawyers or communicators, we work to ensure everyone can enjoy the water — safely.

kids playing in a pool waiting for a ZAC Camp class to begin

Working with peer organizations is critical to advancing our mission of creating a generational change in how water safety is viewed by parents and their children.

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