• Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury related death for children 1-4.
  • In 2015 – The CDC reports 636 drowning fatalities among children 0-14.
  • In 2015 – Drowning is in the top 3 unintentional injury related fatalities for ages 1-35.
  • More than 1 in 5 people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger.
  • For every child who dies from drowning, another 5 received emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries. (CDC)
  • From 2005-2014 there were an average of 3,536 fatal unintentional drownings (not including boating) in the US.
    • An average of 332 people died each year in boating related fatalities (about 9.4%)
  • There are an average of 10 drowning deaths per day.
  • Drowning is the number 2 cause of unintentional death for children under 14 – number 1 is motor vehicle accidents.

The World Health Organization estimates that 372,000 fatal drownings occur each year worldwide!
— World Health Organization Global Drowning Report, 2014


  • We believe that together we CAN make a difference.
  • We believe that we must share and learn from each other!
  • We believe we must network and form meaningful partnerships.
  • We believe that "United, we can prevent the tragedy of drowning!"
  • We believe that any person can drown regardless of age, race, or swimming ability.
  • We believe that drowning is a complex public health issue requiring a multifaceted approach using multiple prevention strategies.