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June 27, 2017

June Newsletter

It’s nearly time for families across the country to gather at pools during the upcoming Independence Day weekend. The Pool Safely campaign wants to remind parents and children to follow simple steps to stay safer when spending time in or near the water during the holiday.

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June 7, 2017

May Newsletter

It’s Water Safety Month, and we have some big news to share! Check out the highlights below to see more about how we kicked off the summer swim season. Many of you are also hard at work kicking off the season nationwide…

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May 23, 2017

New CPSC Report: Fatal Drownings in Pools Involving Young Children Decreases By 17 Percent Nationwide Since 2010

A new report released today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) shows that the number of reported fatal child drownings in swimming pools involving children younger than 5—the most vulnerable population—has decreased 17 percent nationwide since 2010, the year our Pool Safely public education campaign was launched. Despite the decrease

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May 20, 2017

Pool Safely and Michael Phelps Foundation Announce Partnership to Help Families Stay Safer In and Around Pools and Spas

At a poolside press event today, hosted at a Boys & Girls Club in Chicago, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Pool Safely campaign and the Michael Phelps Foundation announced a new partnership focused on addressing a serious public health crisis: child drownings.

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April 24, 2017

April Newsletter

May is Water Safety Month and Pool Safely is gearing up for a super summer with many events and activities – as are many of you! Please share your own water safety events and activities with us so we can share them on PoolSafely.gov, in upcoming issues of this newsletter and via our social media channels…

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March 21, 2017

March Newsletter

Spring has Sprung – But do you know how to Pool Safely?

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February 22, 2017

February Newsletter

The Pool Safely campaign has officially reached 50,000 Pledges and counting! Take a minute and check out this cool new video featuring many of our friends and partners. Thanks to all of you for helping us achieve this milestone.

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January 19, 2017

January Newsletter

Happy New Year! Pool Safely has already hit the ground running in 2017 and we have many exciting activities planned for the year ahead. We look forward to working with you to help make 2017 the best and safest year in the campaign’s history.

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December 21, 2016

November / December Newsletter

As 2016 comes to a close, I want to thank you and your organization, company or agency for everything you did to save lives in and around the water this year. One of the goals of this campaign is to unify the drowning prevention community and work together toward our common goal. Thanks to your hard work, we have come closer to reaching that goal than ever before.

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October 27, 2016

October Newsletter

Last week, the Pool Safely campaign participated in the 13th annual World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) in Nashville. Pool Safely was part of a panel session with other members of Water Safety USA, an alliance of which CPSC is a founding member. I had an opportunity to present and share the new Pool Safely PSA, which debuted during the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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