About Us

Swim Brayv mer-models and cause ambassadors travel near and far educating humans on water safety, and engaging them to become advocates for drowning prevention. Along with our board of directors, and behind the scenes leadership team, these front-line volunteers help us connect with our communities. 


We are proud water watchers, who want to spread awareness about water safety and reduce drowning over time. The hope is that as a group of like-minded volunteers, working together, we can positively influence other citizens to become advocates for drowning prevention too!

Sadly, drowning occurs more often than people realize. Drowning is a leading cause of death globally, especially for children 14 and under. We believe this fact is due to lack of knowledge and communication about water safety. Take the Swim B.R.A.Y.V. Pledge along with us today and…

Our Mission

Significantly increase water safety advocacy and safe swimming practices through an engaging delivery of knowledge at water activity sites.

The Swim Brayv Foundation will increase water safety advocacy and safe swimming practices by:

  • Innovating around hands-on engagement of recreational populations where swimming and aquatic sports take place
  • Delivering compelling educational materials and activities around water safety and drowning prevention
  • Building and connecting communities that provide support for those who have encountered swimming misfortunes
  • Collaborating with other water safety foundations regarding drowning prevention and water/swim safety

Founder’s Story

Candace’s younger brother Brayv passed away before his second birthday, due to a drowning accident in 2011. The tragedy deeply impacted Brayv’s family and motivated Candace to begin the Swim Brayv Foundation.

Her mission is to raise awareness for drowning prevention and water/swim safety.

The foundation’s ultimate goal is to reduce frightful drowning statistics across all communities. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury and deaths of children under the age of four, according to the National Drowning Prevention Alliance.

The Swim Brayv Foundation also aims to provide support for families who are impacted by drowning hardships. She plans to begin her focus right at home in Southern California, and then expand globally.

Together we can… Save Lives. Swim Brayv.

Board of Directors

Candace earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration: Entrepreneurship, from California State University of Fullerton, along with an Associates Degree in Applied Arts: Dance from Golden West College. With support from the amazing individuals surrounding her, she developed the Swim Brayv Foundation shortly after graduating. She plans on continuing her education once the Swim Brayv Foundation has expanded internationally.

Candace Thome

Rob has been the managing partner at Enlarge Media, LLC for over 11 years now. Enlarge Media is a creative agency with specialization in digital marketing and creative campaign building. Rob has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and worked for GE Capital as an auditor and financial analyst before starting out on his own to create Enlarge Media.

Rob Kee

Megan Gaver is currently the Director of Marketing and Operations for 1642 Las Palmas Group, based out of Los Angeles. Her marketing experience consists of over fifteen years in the hospitality and nightlife industries of New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. She attended Rutgers Law School to receive her Juris Doctorate, passing the Bar in New Jersey after graduating.

Megan Gaver - Board Advisor

Victor Nunez is an Event Planner and Designer who has over 15 years experience organizing events. He enjoys planning all types of events from corporate, to weddings and birthday parties. He enjoys giving back and volunteering when he is free. Victor attended Cal State University of Fullerton where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing.

Victor Nunez

Nichet is the Co-Founder in Swim Brayv’s sister company, Enlightened Edutainment in which she outlives her greatest passion of performing arts and serving others. Her continued education and Bachelor’s in Kinesiology keeps her actively Coaching other athletes, entertainers and professionals’ on how to ‘Embody Yourself’ through health, fitness and wellness. 

Nichet Gray - Board Secretary

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