We work to raise awareness and educate youth and their families about water safety to prevent drowning.
Who is most at risk?
In 2007, among children 1 to 4 years old who died from an unintentional injury, almost 30% died from drowning. Fatal drowning remains the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1 to 14 years.
Nearly 80% of people who die from drowning are male.
Between 2000 and 2007, the fatal unintentional drowning rate for African Americans across all ages was 1.3 times that of whites.
Where does it happen?
What can I do about it?
Learn to swim. Make sure your children know how to swim.
Whenever kids are near water, always stay within arms reach.
Make sure pools and ponds are protected by fences and self-locking gates.
Wear a life jacket during all water related activities, including fishing.
Every year we teach over 100 children and their parents how to swim and how to be safe while in and around water.
We provide FREE water safety education classes and affordable swimming lessons.