Drowning Stats and Prevention

Children Swimming Lessons Tips

WHY ALL KIDS MUST LEARN TO SWIM

Approximately 10 people drown every day in the U.S (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)). More than one in five fatal drowning victims are children younger than 12 (Source: CDC).

Drowning is also a silent killer- most young children who drowned in pools were last seen in the home, had been out o sight less than five minutes, and were in the care of one or both parents at the time (Source: Present P. Child Drowning study).

Participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent among children aged one to four years. (Source: Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 2009)

Sevently percent of African-American and sixty percent of Hispanic/Latino children cannot swim. (Source: National research study by the USA Swimming Foundation and the University of Memphis)

Safe Kids USA

We are not associated with this site, but Safe Kids USA has some of the best tips we have seen for drowning prevention and water safety. Pass the word along and help to educate more people.

Although drownings are decreasing every year, “in 2006, near-drowning incidents in the pool were responsive for 3.703 injuries (children < 5 years old)” – Stay safe.

SAFE KIDS & DROWNING PREVENTION

We are commited to providing all the required information to help parents understand the risks of water and provide meaningful resources to help stop problems before they occur because all accidents are preventable.

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