Drowning prevention: Know your limits

UF Health TraumaOne deputy medical director is committed to saving lives on land and in water.

By Bonnie Steiner

A lifetime of lifesaving

alt Dr. Schmidt with his wife, Anne, on their wedding day in 2009. They have passed their passion and respect for the water on to their “little fishes,” Addy and Asa.

A commitment to educating others

alt. Dr. Schmidt hosted a beach conference in 2019 for emergency medicine resident to learn basic lifesaving skills in the water.

Preventing the preventable

alt Andrew Schmidt, DO, MPH, has more than 20 years of experience lifeguarding.