Alarms, barriers, education, swim lessons and supervision all make for safer children.What is drowning?

Drowning is defined as “the process of experiencing respiratory impairment from submersion/immersion in liquid.” Drowning results in three outcomes:

  1. Death
  2. No Brain Damage (no morbidity)
  3. Brain Damage (morbidity)
  • Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for infants and children under the age of 4.
  • Drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1-14.
  • Drowning is the fifth-leading cause of unintentional death for people of all ages.

Source: Centers for Disease Control.

Arm yourself.

Alarms + Barriers + Education + Supervision + Swim Lessons = Safer Children