Blue Water

Drowning Facts.

"... DEATH RATES AMONG CHILDREN IN SWIMMING POOLS
HAVE BARELY BUDGED OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS."

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT

 

"IN AS LITTLE AS 20 SECONDS A CHILD CAN DROWN UNNOTICED.

FOR AN ADULT IT ONLY TAKES ABOUT ONE MINUTE."

– CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION

"88% OF CHILDREN DROWNINGS OCCUR UNDER  SUPERVISION."

– CNNTXDPAYMCA AND OTHERS.

"THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT SWIMMING ABILITY

REDUCES A CHILD'S CHANCE OF DROWNING. 

IN FACT, MANY OF THE DROWNED CHILDREN

IN CDC STATISTICS KNEW HOW TO SWIM." 

– WEBMD   

"DROWNING IS THE SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF

INJURY RELATED DEATHS FOR CHILDREN AGES 1 to 14 YEARS."

– SAFE WISECONSULTING

"IN AS LITTLE AS 20 SECONDS A CHILD CAN DROWN UNNOTICED.

FOR AN ADULT IT ONLY TAKES ABOUT ONE MINUTE."

– CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION

"DROWNING IS A SILENT KILLER, WITH THE VICTIM

OFTEN UNABLE TO CRY OUT FOR HELP, WAVE THEIR ARMS,

OR EVEN ALERT THE PERSON NEXT TO THEM..." 

– CPSC

"TESTING INDICATES THAT LESS THAN 10% OF LIFEGUARDS

WOULD IDENTIFY A SUBMERGED OBJECT WITHIN 10 SECONDS."  

THE PHILADELPHIA INSURANCE GROUP

"FOR CHILDREN 5-14 YEARS OLD THAT DROWN IN POOLS,

57% OF FATALITIES OCCUR IN PUBLIC/COMMERCIAL POOLS ."  

CPSC POOL OR SPA SUBMERSION REPORT 2018

"ANOTHER 5 TO 10 PEOPLE RECEIVE HOSPITAL-RELATED CARE

FOR NON-FATAL DROWNING INJURIES FOR EVERY FATAL DROWNING VICTIM." 

 

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