News & Media Resources
CPSC is leading a national effort involving state and local governments, national drowning prevention, water safety and children’s safety groups, and industry leaders to make drowning and entrapment prevention a critical public safety priority.
Every year, thousands of American families experience drownings, non-fatal submersions and entrapments—most of which are preventable if the public and pool and spa operators were to adopt safe water practices.
From press releases on the newest CPSC research to testimony before Congress on the enactment of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act, the News & Media Resources Section provides everything the news media, the public, our partner organizations and industry professionals need to know about pool and spa safety.
As we continue to finalize plans for the upcoming swimming season, mark your calendars for the following Pool Safely events:
- Memorial Day Kick-off – May 2013
- World’s Largest Swimming Lesson – June 18, 2013
- Pool Safely Week – July 28 – August 3, 2013
Latest Press Releases
- September 5th, 2013
Tragic Tally: More Than 200 Reported Child Drownings In Pools and Spas This Summer
- July 2nd, 2013
A Call to Action: Parents and Children Need to ‘Pool Safely’ in Pools and Spas over the July 4th Holiday
Pool Safety in the News
- September 14th, 2012 From: Detroit Free Press
Inez M. Tenenbaum: Michigan ranks fourth in nation in summer pool drownings; danger doesn’t end with season
- August 11th, 2012 From: Arizona Star-Telegram
Inez M. Tenenbaum: Pool Safely
Learn about the Pool Safely campaign events scheduled around the country by CPSC and its public and private partners.
- Pool Safely Day Events Nationwide – from July 22 to July 29, 2012
July 29, 2012
- International Pool, Spa, and Patio Expo
October 30, 2011
Tools & ResourcesView all Tools & Resources
Pool Safety Data Reports
- Circulation Entrapment Memorandum covering the years 2008-2012
This memorandum characterizes information on circulation entrapment incidents associated with pools, spas and whirlpool tubs that were reported to the CPSC staff.
- 2013 Pool and Spa Submersion Memorandum
This report presents estimates of the number of pool- or spa-related submersion injuries between 2010 and 2012, and it presents counts of reported pool- or spa-related submersion fatalities involving children younger than 15 years of age between 2008 and 2010.
Contact Pool Safely and CPSCThe Pool Safely Media Center is a one-stop shop for the latest information on a broad range of pool and spa safety issues and policies relevant to the public, industry professionals and state and local officials.CPSC Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org