Pool Safety Is “No Accident”

Pool Safety Is “No Accident”

Here is some information that was recently published by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) about deaths due to drowning:

  • Each year approximately 6,500 people die from drowning in the United States and an estimated 140,000 persons drown worldwide.
  • Based on past record, about 75% of all drowning fatalities are males
  • Drowning is the second leading cause of injury related death for children between 0 and 14 years of age
  • For each of the 1,000 children that drown, four are hospitalized for near drowning (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • one out of the four near drowning cases suffer severe, permanent neurological disability (Foundation for Aquatic Injury Prevention)
  • For children ages 1 to 4 years, 80% of drownings occur in backyard swimming pools or spas.