September 11, 2017

Pledge Week 2017 Collects Hundreds of Pledges Nationwide

The 4th Annual Pool Safely Pledge Week was a success thanks to our valuable partners. Organizations across the country shared the Pledge with their key audiences, held water safety events and, more than ever, engaged with Pool Safely on social media. New features of this year’s Pledge Week included a daily Twitter “tweetstorm” and a new partner toolkit, specifically designed to help Pool Safely partners engage with us on social media.

several photos of people holding ipads with signed pledges.

Employees of the City of Rancho Cordova, California took the Pledge.

Young swimmers taking the pledge before swim lessons

Young swimmers at Tadpole Academy Swim School took the Pledge before their swimming lesson.

Special thanks to our partners who participated in the tweetstorms for Pledge Week 2017: CPR Party, ZAC Foundation, the Michael Phelps Foundation, the National Drowning Prevention Alliance, and the American Red Cross. In case you missed it, click through to each tweetstorm below:


Pool Safely Partner Pledge Week Posts

Throughout the week, many partners used the toolkit to post or tweet their support for taking the Pledge on Facebook and Twitter! Partners also shared photos of adults, kids and safety mascots taking safety selfies at local events or as part of their swimming activities. During their summer swimming lessons, the Tadpole Academy of Baton Rouge had their students take the Pledge and reported, “Everyone had fun signing the [Pledge] cards and learned so much through this simple task.”

Walmarts tweet in support of Pool Safely.Spash Medics tweet taking the pledgetwo adults and three children with signed pledges.

a tweet by the city of rancho cordova. Manning Pool Service selfie with the pledge

Maggie Marsh (Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation) displays her Pledge Week itemsKeep the Momentum Going

  1. If you or someone you know hasn’t taken the Pledge, please do so by visiting and sharing the link with your networks!
  2. If you ordered any hardcopy Pledges from our materials catalog, please return them by mailing them to:U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
    Pool Safely Campaign
    4330 East West Highway
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    Attn: Elizabeth Klinefelter
  1. Did you participate in Pledge Week? If you have Safety Selfies, tweets, Facebook posts, or other images promoting the Pledge, don’t forget to share them with us! Tag @PoolSafely on Twitter or email your images to

Thanks again to all of our campaign partners who participated in Pledge Week 2017!