Water Safety Awareness

Did you know?

Worldwide Issue

Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of accidental death worldwide

Our Children

One in five who die from drowning are children 14 years old or younger

Even Adults Can't Swim

An estimated 37% of adults can not swim the length of the pool

Annual Drownings

Here in the US alone there are an average of 3,536 drownings per year

Infants and Small Children

Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for infants and children between the ages of 1 – 4

Near Drowning Injuries

Near-drowning injuries requiring continuing care are approximately 5 times the number of drownings

Average Drownings Per Year*

Average Drownings Per Day*

19% Child Drownings in Lifeguarded Pools*

*Statistics according to CDC