Drowning Prevention Resources

Bathtime

In countries like the U.S., children under aged one typically drown in the bathtub. 

Never leave any child unattended in the bath - not even with a brother or sister in the bath
keeping watch.

Tips for Safe Bathing

 

Swimming Pools

In countries like the U.S., children aged 1-4 most often drown in home swimming pools.

Swimming and children

Backyard pools  

Drown-proofing Toddlers

American Academy of Pediatrics on Drowning Prevention

Water Around the House

Drowning can occur in only 1 inch of water - learn to identify the risks in your home.

Home safety

 

 

Open Water (rivers, lakes, oceans)

In most countries, people of all ages typically drown in open water.  In the U.S., after the age of 5, most drownings occur in open water.

Rip Currents 

How to Survive a Rip Current 

Open Water Safety Guidelines

Open water Safety

Cold Water

Ice Safety  

Water Sports

Water-based activities are the source of enormous joy, find out how you can be safer.

Snowmobiling on ice

Ice fishing

Diving

Water Parks  

Holding Your Breath Underwater

Recreational Water Toys

Fishing

Boating

72% of boating deaths are caused by drowning - 88% of the victims were not wearing a lifejacket.

Boating with children

Lifejackets and PFDs

Boating Safety

National Safe Boating Council  

Safe Sailing Tips