A new study published online and in the February issue of Pediatrics was released today indicating that drowning casualties have declined dramatically since the early 1990s. While we celebrate the progress, we agree that we need to keep up our diligence to continue to reduce drowning-related deaths and injuries. Drowning IS Preventable.
Whether you’re a parent with a backyard pool or an adult who enjoys a day at the beach, drowning prevention and water safety education should always be a priority.
We can end drowning in our lifetime. Public awareness and education focused on young children is the most powerful tool to prevent fatal and non-fatal drowning.