National Water Safety Month

Did you know . . .

  • Three kids die every day from drowning.
  • Drowning is the second-leading cause of death for kids age 5-14.
  • African American children ages 5-14 are 3 times more likely to drown than their white peers.
  • 70% of African American and 60% of Hispanic children cannot swim, compared to just 40% of Caucasian children.
  • 88% of kids who drown do so under adult supervision.
  • 60% of kids who drown are within 10 feet of safety.
  • Drowning is preventable.
  • Participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children one to four years old.

Water Safety Resources

Water Safety Month: How to Be Safe In and Around the Water

Resources – National Water Safety Month


National Safety Month | The Rees-Jones Foundation

Water Safety Podcasts

Water Safety for Kids

‘Hoppo’s Water-Safety’ podcast

Water Safety Videos

Water Safety at the Y