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young boy with his head in his hands in a pool.
July 7, 2020

Pool Safely Kicks Off Summer Swim Season 2020

Dear Pool and Spa Safety Community, As we settle into summer, we hope our June newsletter finds you and your families safe and healthy. Summer vacation plans and activities look different from previous years. Many camps have been canceled, swimming lessons put on hold, and public recreational swimming is restricted in some states. While some […]

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closeup of a ball on a pool net.
June 3, 2020

New CPSC Report Finds Steady Rise in Fatal Child Drownings

Most Drowning Fatalities Occurred in a Residential Setting; Many Attributed to Gap in Adult Supervision WASHINGTON – A new report released today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) highlights the need for continued vigilance in combating child drownings, particularly as many families prepare to spend more time at home this summer to curb the spread […]

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images of parents, kids, pool safely materials and a person in a duck costume.
May 6, 2020

Pool Safely March/April Newsletter: Spring Perspectives on Home Water Safety

Dear Pool and Spa Safety Community, We hope this newsletter finds you and your family safe and healthy during this challenging start to the spring season. The coronavirus pandemic means homes across the country have quickly transformed into schools, offices, and even playgrounds. As such, the Pool Safely campaign has been focusing on water safety […]

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groups of adults, kids and mascots at community events.
February 25, 2020

Pool Safely January/February Newsletter: Share the love of swimming in 2020!

Dear Pool and Spa Safety Community, As we settle into 2020, we hope the New Year has been moving along swimmingly! It has been wonderful to see many smiling faces from our Pool Safely community members lately. Your joy serves as a reminder that passing on a love for swimming, which includes #WaterSafety awareness, is […]

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girl in pink swimsuit smiling.
February 25, 2020

CPSC Announces $2 Million Available in Pool Safely Grants to Help Prevent Drownings and Drain Entrapments for State and Local Governments; Apply Now

Note: Grants deadline extended to June 9, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. -The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing a 90-day solicitation seeking applications for a special Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP) offered to state and local governments. CPSC will award up to $2 million in two-year grants to assist jurisdictions in reducing deaths and […]

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collage of event images throughout the year.
December 20, 2019

Pool Safely December Newsletter: Happy Holidays from CPSC!

Dear Pool and Spa Safety Community, As families across the country prepare to spend time with loved ones and friends for the holidays, the Pool Safely campaign is reminding everyone to #PoolSafely365. This means practicing water safety all year, no matter the season. Together we can work to prevent these tragedies by spreading drowning prevention […]

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November 12, 2019

Pool Safely Newsletter: How can Pool Safely help you save a life?

Dear Pool and Spa Safety Community,  Like many of you, Pool Safely remains committed to saving lives all year. We continue to look for new and interesting ways to spread the word about water safety to more families – such as through our recently released water safety video starring celebrity Tia Mowry and our new […]

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October 1, 2019

Pool Safely Quarterly Newsletter: New Water Safety Video with Actor Tia Mowry, Community Highlights, & More!

Dear Pool and Spa Safety Community, As another summer winds down, I want to take a moment to thank you for your tireless work to raise awareness about water safety. From connecting families with swimming lessons to sharing safety tips at community fairs and camps, the Pool Safely network has blanketed the country with life-saving […]

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September 24, 2019

Latest Pool Safely Statistics: At Least 150 Children Fatally Drowned in Pools and Spas this Summer

 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – News Release Release Number: 19-208 Number of fatal drownings increased by two from summer 2018 WASHINGTON – From Memorial Day through Labor Day 2019,* at least 150 children younger than age 15 fatally drowned in swimming pools or spas, according to media reports compiled by the USA Swimming Foundation, […]

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September 24, 2019

CPSC Awards $1.1 Million in Pool Safely Grants to Five State and Local Governments to Combat Pool and Spa Drownings and Drain Entrapments

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – News Release Release Number: 19-207 WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida) announced today the awardees of a grant program aimed at preventing pool and spa drownings, as well as drain entrapments. Five state and […]

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