THE SAD TRUTH ABOUT DROWNING.

Despite a diligent and caring staff, a drowning can still occur even with lifeguards on watch.

They happen because drowning is extremely difficult to detect even for trained eyes, often being silent, taking only seconds, and striking any swimmer regardless of ability.

 

Its results devastate the lives of the victims, their families, the staff, and the community.

 

DROWNING FACTS

"DROWNING IS THE SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF

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

 

SAFE WISE CONSULTING


"88% OF CHILDREN DROWNINGS OCCUR UNDER  SUPERVISION."

 

CNN, TXDPA, YMCA AND OTHERS.

"FOR CHILDREN 5 TO 9 YEARS OF AGE AND CHILDREN 10 TO 14 YEARS OF AGE,

THE PUBLIC/COMMUNITY/BUSINESS LOCATION ACCOUNTED

FOR THE LARGEST PERCENTAGE OF REPORTED DROWNINGS" 

 

CPSC

"... 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

"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." 

 

STOPDROWNINGNOW.ORG


"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   

 

"ANY GIVEN SWIMMING POOL IS NEARLY 

100 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO KILL A CHILD THAN ANY GIVEN GUN."

 

 'FREAKONOMICS' BY LEVITT &  DUBNER


 

© REDWOODS GROUP

DID YOU KNOW?

According to the Redwoods Group, a leading insurer of aquatic facilities, 69% of non-swimmer drownings happen in the shallow end.

VIDEO FOOTAGE OF ACTUAL DROWNING EVENTS.

WARNING: SOME CONTENT MAY BE DISTURBING TO VIEW.

DROWNING CAN IMPACT ANYONE FROM PRESIDENTS TO ATHLETES TO MOVIE STARS. 

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