Underwater

THE ISSUE

There are 3,960 fatal drownings every year in the US.
 

Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of death for teenagers (CDC)
 

Children ages 1-4 have the highest drowning rates. (CDC)
 

Nearly 80% of people who die from drowning are male (CDC)
 

Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide. (WHO)
 

88% of drownings occur with at least one adult present
 

67% of black children have little to no swimming ability
(USA Swimming)

For every one child that dies from drowning, another eight receives emergency medical care for non-drowning (CDC)
 

DROWNING IS MORE LIKELY WHEN:

There is a lack of swimming ability.

You are NOT wearing a life jacket. 86% of boating-related deaths from drowning were not wearing life jackets.

Up to 70% of teen and adult drownings include alcohol.

LACK OF CLOSE SUPERVISION

Drowning can happen in as little as 60 seconds.

Even with a lifeguard on duty, children and adults can drown.

LOCATION

Bathtub drownings are most likely among infants.

Swimming pool drownings are most likely among children ages 1-4.

Lakes, rivers, and ocean drownings are most likely among people ages 15 and older.

LEARN MORE

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment

Importance of CPR

Drowning Education

Infant Swim Resource (ISR)