Of all preschoolers who drown, 70 % are in the care of one or both parents at the time of the drowning. 75 % are missing from sight for five minutes or less.
Orange County, CA, Fire Authority
Today ten children will likely lose their life to drowning. Many more will suffer permanent brain damage. The majority of these situations are preventable. We must do all we can to educate people into keeping children safe.
Keeping children safe in and around water, even when they are not supposed to be near water, requires many different layers of protection. Many parents believe they will simply never allow their children to be in water alone. But this wish, is unrealistic. Statistics like the ones above demonstrate the need to share the realities of drowning and help parents keep their children safe.
At Swim Safe Forever, we look forward for the opportunity to educate our community about water safety. Please help us spread the message of water safety to save the lives of children in your community. If you would like to schedule a Swim Safe Forever educator to talk to a group about water safety or request attendance at a community event, please contact
Visit our national project , Parents Preventing Childhood Drowning, for
you can implement in your community to educate others.
Measures of safety include
Attended the National AAP Conference in Orlando FL in October 2018 with the PPCD Project.
Founding team member of the national multi-organizational Drowning Prevention Project "Parents Preventing Childhood Drowning" (PPCD) in August of 2018.
Presented Educational Material at Brevard County sponsored Parent Workshop November 2018.
Presented Educational Material at the Be a Buddy 5K in Brevard County, October 2018.
Presented Educational Material at the Hurricane Seminar hosted by Hippo Roofing.
Hosted a Water Safety Day & 5K from 2010-2015.
Partnered with the Brevard Country Department of Health in printing and distributing 10,000 brochures throughout the county through local hospitals, clinics, and other events.
Attended several events throughout the Brevard County to distribute materials and educate: Parent Workshops, Junior Life Guard Regional Championships,
Pineapple Kids Triathlon, etc.
Participant in Dare me For Charity event (2014).
Recipient of educational grant through the 2013 Dr. Neil Lowry Award through efforts put in place by the Brevard County Environmental Health Services.
Participating in Dare me For Charity Reality Show Event
Establishing Water Safety Month for the month of May in Brevard County Florida.
First Flight Trauma Helicopter providing education during Water Safety Day
Static display by City of Melbourne Fire Department at Water Safety Day