The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly 10 people die from unintentional drowning each day, and of these, two are children 14 years or younger. Even more children receive emergency department care for nonfatal drowning injuries. Drownings are preventable.
Parent's Safety Checklist
This checklist has been revised and updated for 2020 by Injury Prevention experts who are part of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids.
Links of Interest
Here are additional resources for preventing child drownings and creating an environment of safety around water.
- How to Prevent Child Drownings (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
- Safety Barrier Guidelines for Home Pools (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
Estell Lenita Johnson
Injury Free Coalition for Kids