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