Drowning Prevention

Announcements

  • Physician’s Assistant Student Saves Young Boy From Near Drowning

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    Florida is featured in March 2011 State Legislators Brief

    Preventing Drowning in Florida. Drowning is the leading cause of death nationally for children under age 1. Recognizing that the state had the highest early childhood accidental drowning rate in the nation, the Florida Office of Injury Prevention began a public outreach campaign in 2006, using its Injury Surveillance Data System to target the most affected counties. From 2007 to 2009, the campaign, “Keep Your Eyes on the Kids,” helped reduce the number of children ages 1 to 4 who drowned by 15 percent, and the drowning rate by 18 percent.

  • Prevent Drowning AAP Releases New Policy Statement and Technical Report

    Policy Statement


    Technical Report
  • In the News

    'Keep your guard up!' campaign targets child drownings

    TODAY Show May 24, 2010
    TODAY Show

Drowning Prevention Events Calendar

Please use the Drowning Prevention Events Calendar to let us know about your event. To request to have your event added to the calendar, click here. Click the Add Event button at the top right. Enter your event information and click the Submit Event button. Your event will be reviewed and, if approved, added to the calendar.

Community

American Red Cross
Swimming, Water Safety, Learn-to-Swim and online safety course for pool and hot tub owners.
C.H.A.S.E for Life
Programs and materials for education of Infant/Child CPR and Choking Maneuvers.
Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County
The Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County provides free, land based water safety presentations to area schools and organizations along with free swimming lessons to local, qualified families.
Florida Department of Health
Presents a safety checklist and statistics regarding drowning fatalities.
International Swim Instructors Association
Empowering the instructor through education, accreditation, development and leadership. Eradicating drowning worldwide.
NSUís Masters Swimming Program
A program for those 18 years and older who want to swim in order to achieve optimal fitness. Masters' Swimming will also help condition you for competitive swimming events and competitions in a fun and social setting.
Safe Kids USA
Water safety guidelines and coloring books designed to teach children safe pool protocol.
Stew Leonard III Children's Charities
Children's materials enforcing pool safety, ideal for home or school use.
The Oscar Project
Program designed to teach child care providers, parent and families water safety techniques and CPR in Spanish and English in an effort to reduce water.
Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida
Contains drowning prevention materials in English, Spanish, and Creole.
ThinkFirst Foundation
Increase awareness and knowledge among children 6-8 about the risks of tramautic injury and use of good safety habits.
USA Swimming Foundation
Resource for Make A Splash a national child-focused water safetey initative.
Water Awareness in Residential Neighborhoods
Website dedicated to raising awareness about the risks of water in your local neighborhood.
YMCA
YMCAs have been teaching people to swim for more than a century. In YMCA aquatics programs, children learn to be safe around water and they feel the sense.

CPR and Emergency Skills

American Red Cross
CPR/AED, First Aid, and Emergency Preparedness Training.

California Department of Boating and Waterways
Provides safe and convenient public access to California's waterways and leadership in promoting the public's right to safe, enjoyable, and environmentally sound recreational boating.
C.H.A.S.E for Life
Programs and materials for education of Infant/Child CPR and Choking Maneuvers.
Lifesaving Resources Inc.
Drowning and Aquatic Injury Facts.

Home Pools

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Guidelines for pool safety through the use of "Touch Supervision".
Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP)
Allows your children to learn about pool safety in a fun and engaging way.
C.H.A.S.E for Life
Programs and materials for education of Infant/Child CPR and Choking Maneuvers.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision
Search engine for products that may be child safety hazards.
Drowning Prevention Foundation (DPF)
DPF's mission is to prevent the tragedy of drownings through the use of public information, education and policy change.
Foundation for Aquatic Injury Prevention
Drowning prevention tips for you home.
Home Pool Essentials
The American Red Cross and the National Swimming Pool Foundation® offer this online training course and resource guide to help you safely enjoy your pool or hot tub.
International Swim Instructors Association
Empowering the instructor through education, accreditation, development and leadership. Eradicating drowning worldwide.
Lifesaving Resources Inc.
Drowning and Aquatic Injury Facts.
Safe Kids USA
Water safety guidelines and coloring books designed to teach children safe pool protocol.
Stew Leonard III Children's Charities
Children's materials enforcing pool safety, ideal for home or school use.
ThinkFirst Foundation
Increase awareness and knowledge among children 6-8 about the risks of tramautic injury and use of good safety habits.
Water Awareness in Residential Neighborhoods
Website dedicated to raising awareness about the risks of water in your local neighborhood.

Information and Statistics

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Journals on water related injuries.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision
Search engine for products that may be child safety hazards.
Drowning Prevention Foundation (DPF)
DPF's mission is to prevent the tragedy of drownings through the use of public information, education and policy change.
Florida Department of Health
Presents a safety checklist and statistics regarding drowning fatalities.
Foundation for Aquatic Injury Prevention
Drowning prevention tips for you home.
Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center
Research based guide to pool safety and drowning prevention.
International Life Saving Federation
Compilation of water safety techniques, organizations, and resources.
Lifesaving Resources Inc.
Drowning and Aquatic Injury Facts.
Safe Kids USA
Water safety guidelines and coloring books designed to teach children safe pool protocol.
SafetyLit
Resource for journals regarding drowning and drowning prevention.
Stay on Top of It
Water saferty information for children of all ages, and also lists common myths about drowning.
United States Lifesaving Association
Discusses a number of methods usefull in preventing water fatalities.
USA Swimming Foundation
Resource for Make A Splash a national child-focused water safetey initative.
Water Awareness in Residential Neighborhoods
Website dedicated to raising awareness about the risks of water in your local neighborhood.

Information in Other Languages

C.H.A.S.E for Life
Programs and materials for education of Infant/Child CPR and Choking Maneuvers.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision
Search engine for products that may be child safety hazards.
Florida Department of Health
Presents a safety checklist and statistics regarding drowning fatalities.
I'm Safe
Resource for materials promoting water safety for children.
The Oscar Project
Program designed to teach child care providers, parent and families water safety techniques and CPR in Spanish and English in an effort to reduce water.
Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida
Contains drowning prevention materials in English, Spanish, and Creole.
Stay on Top of It
Water saferty information for children of all ages, and also lists common myths about drowning.
Water Awareness in Residential Neighborhoods
Website dedicated to raising awareness about the risks of water in your local neighborhood.

Laws and Guidelines

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Guidelines for pool safety through the use of "Touch Supervision".
Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP)
Allows your children to learn about pool safety in a fun and engaging way.
California Department of Boating and Waterways
Provides safe and convenient public access to California's waterways and leadership in promoting the public's right to safe, enjoyable, and environmentally sound recreational boating.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Journals on water related injuries.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision
Search engine for products that may be child safety hazards.
Drowning Prevention Foundation (DPF)
DPF's mission is to prevent the tragedy of drownings through the use of public information, education and policy change.
Florida Department of Health
Presents a safety checklist and statistics regarding drowning fatalities.
Foundation for Aquatic Injury Prevention
Drowning prevention tips for you home.
Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center
Research based guide to pool safety and drowning prevention.
Home Pool Essentials
The American Red Cross and the National Swimming Pool Foundation® offer this online training course and resource guide to help you safely enjoy your pool or hot tub.
Home Safety Council
Guidelines to protect children from at home injury.
International Life Saving Federation
Compilation of water safety techniques, organizations, and resources.
International Swim Instructors Association
Empowering the instructor through education, accreditation, development and leadership. Eradicating drowning worldwide.
International Swimming Hall of Fame
Water safety tips and a list of benefits children can gain from swim lessons.
Lifesaving Resources Inc.
Drowning and Aquatic Injury Facts.
National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA)
Very comprehensive site combining statistical data, safety guidelines, and links to CPR & Emergency Skills required.
National Safety Council
Resource dedicated to "Educating and influencing people to prevent accidental injury and death".
National Safety Foundation
Safety tips for pool safety.
Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida
Contains drowning prevention materials in English, Spanish, and Creole.
Safe Kids USA
Water safety guidelines and coloring books designed to teach children safe pool protocol.
Stay on Top of It
Water saferty information for children of all ages, and also lists common myths about drowning.
ThinkFirst Foundation
Increase awareness and knowledge among children 6-8 about the risks of tramautic injury and use of good safety habits.
United States Lifesaving Association
Discusses a number of methods usefull in preventing water fatalities.
Water Awareness in Residential Neighborhoods
Website dedicated to raising awareness about the risks of water in your local neighborhood.

Lifeguard

American Red Cross
Participants learn the skills, knowledge what it takes to be a professional lifeguard.
International Swim Instructors Association
Empowering the instructor through education, accreditation, development and leadership. Eradicating drowning worldwide.
United States Lifesaving Association
Discusses a number of methods usefull in preventing water fatalities.

Materials

American Red Cross
Longfellow’s WHALE Tales Leadership Kit provides activities for school aged children, Raffy Learns to Swim and Waddles in the Deep (story books for children learning to swim), manuals and materials for information on a full range of water safety topics, skills and knowledge.
Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP)
Allows your children to learn about pool safety in a fun and engaging way.
C.H.A.S.E for Life
Programs and materials for education of Infant/Child CPR and Choking Maneuvers.
Florida Department of Health
Presents a safety checklist and statistics regarding drowning fatalities.
I'm Safe
Resource for materials promoting water safety for children.
Never Leave A Child Unattended
Safety tips at a pool, beach, lake or anywhere near water.
Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida
Contains drowning prevention materials in English, Spanish, and Creole.
Safe Kids USA
Water safety guidelines and coloring books designed to teach children safe pool protocol.
Stay on Top of It
Water saferty information for children of all ages, and also lists common myths about drowning.
Stew Leonard III Children's Charities
Children's materials enforcing pool safety, ideal for home or school use.
Swim for Life
Resource for children's education materials on swim safety.
ThinkFirst Foundation
Increase awareness and knowledge among children 6-8 about the risks of tramautic injury and use of good safety habits.
USA Swimming Foundation
Resource for Make A Splash a national child-focused water safetey initative.
United States Lifesaving Association
Discusses a number of methods usefull in preventing water fatalities.

Packaged Programs

American Red Cross
Swimming, Water Safety, Learn-to-Swim and online safety course for pool and hot tub owners.
C.H.A.S.E for Life
Programs and materials for education of Infant/Child CPR and Choking Maneuvers.
Home Pool Essentials
The American Red Cross and the National Swimming Pool Foundation® offer this online training course and resource guide to help you safely enjoy your pool or hot tub.
The Oscar Project
Program designed to teach child care providers, parent and families water safety techniques and CPR in Spanish and English in an effort to reduce water.
ThinkFirst Foundation
Increase awareness and knowledge among children 6-8 about the risks of tramautic injury and use of good safety habits.
USA Swimming Foundation
Resource for Make A Splash a national child-focused water safetey initative.
United States Lifesaving Association
Discusses a number of methods usefull in preventing water fatalities.

Parents

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Guidelines for pool safety through the use of "Touch Supervision".
Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP)
Allows your children to learn about pool safety in a fun and engaging way.
California Department of Boating and Waterways
Provides safe and convenient public access to California's waterways and leadership in promoting the public's right to safe, enjoyable, and environmentally sound recreational boating.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Journals on water related injuries.
C.H.A.S.E for Life
Programs and materials for education of Infant/Child CPR and Choking Maneuvers.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision
Search engine for products that may be child safety hazards.
Drowning Prevention Foundation (DPF)
DPF's mission is to prevent the tragedy of drownings through the use of public information, education and policy change.
Florida Department of Health
Presents a safety checklist and statistics regarding drowning fatalities.
Foundation for Aquatic Injury Prevention
Drowning prevention tips for you home.
Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center
Research based guide to pool safety and drowning prevention.
Home Pool Essentials
The American Red Cross and the National Swimming Pool Foundation® offer this online training course and resource guide to help you safely enjoy your pool or hot tub.
Home Safety Council
Guidelines to protect children from at home injury.
I'm Safe
Resource for materials promoting water safety for children.
International Swim Instructors Association
Empowering the instructor through education, accreditation, development and leadership. Eradicating drowning worldwide.
Lifesaving Resources Inc.
Drowning and Aquatic Injury Facts.
National Safety Council
Resource dedicated to "Educating and influencing people to prevent accidental injury and death".
National Safety Foundation
Safety tips for pool safety
Never Leave A Child Unattended
Safety tips at a pool, beach, lake or anywhere near water.
Safe Kids USA
Water safety guidelines and coloring books designed to teach children safe pool protocol.
Stay on Top of It
Water saferty information for children of all ages, and also lists common myths about drowning.
Stew Leonard III Children's Charities
Children's materials enforcing pool safety, ideal for home or school use.
Swim for Life
Resource for children's education materials on swim safety.
The Oscar Project
Program designed to teach child care providers, parent and families water safety techniques and CPR in Spanish and English in an effort to reduce water.
ThinkFirst Foundation
Increase awareness and knowledge among children 6-8 about the risks of tramautic injury and use of good safety habits.
United States Lifesaving Association
Discusses a number of methods usefull in preventing water fatalities.
Water Awareness in Residential Neighborhoods
Website dedicated to raising awareness about the risks of water in your local neighborhood.

Public Pools

Lifesaving Resources Inc.
Drowning and Aquatic Injury Facts.
ThinkFirst Foundation
Increase awareness and knowledge among children 6-8 about the risks of tramautic injury and use of good safety habits.
USA Swimming Foundation
Resource for Make A Splash a national child-focused water safetey initative.

Schools

American Red Cross
Teach Swimming and Water Safety Courses in Your School or Community.
Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP)
Allows your children to learn about pool safety in a fun and engaging way.
C.H.A.S.E for Life
Programs and materials for education of Infant/Child CPR and Choking Maneuvers.
I'm Safe
Resource for materials promoting water safety for children.
International Swim Instructors Association
Empowering the instructor through education, accreditation, development and leadership. Eradicating drowning worldwide.
Safe Kids USA
Water safety guidelines and coloring books designed to teach children safe pool protocol.
Stew Leonard III Children's Charities
Children's materials enforcing pool safety, ideal for home or school use.
Swim for Life
Resource for children's education materials on swim safety.
ThinkFirst Foundation
Increase awareness and knowledge among children 6-8 about the risks of tramautic injury and use of good safety habits.
USA Swimming Foundation
Resource for Make A Splash a national child-focused water safetey initative.

Swim Lessons

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Guidelines for pool safety through the use of "Touch Supervision".
American Red Cross
Learn-to-Swim, Swimming, Water Safety.
International Swim Instructors Association
Empowering the instructor through education, accreditation, development and leadership. Eradicating drowning worldwide
Katelyn Foundation
This foundation serves to protect our children and families through education and public awareness on water safety and other risks to children.  The foundation also provides scholarships to families for swimming lessons.
National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA)
Very comprehensive site combining statistical data, safety guidelines, and links to CPR & Emergency Skills required.
NSUís Masters Swimming Program
A program for those 18 years and older who want to swim in order to achieve optimal fitness. Masters' Swimming will also help condition you for competitive swimming events and competitions in a fun and social setting.
USA Swimming Foundation
Resource for Make A Splash a national child-focused water safetey initative.
YMCA
YMCAs have been teaching people to swim for more than a century. In YMCA aquatics programs, children learn to be safe around water and they feel the sense.

Children's Activities

American Red Cross
Longfellow’s WHALE Tales Leadership Kit provides activities for school aged children, Raffy Learns to Swim and Waddles in the Deep (story books for children learning to swim), manuals and materials for information on a full range of water safety topics, skills and knowledge.
Aqua Smart
Games teaching all forms of water safety.
C.H.A.S.E. for Life
Programs and materials for education of Infant/Child CPR and Choking Maneuvers
Florida's 2008 Drowning Statistcs
Home Safety Council
Games, Coloring Books, & Word Find.
Safe Kids USA
Games, Puzzles, & Coloring Books.
Splash Zone USA
Games, Puzzles, & Coloring Books.
Think First Foundation
Games & Activities.

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