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June 8, 2021

CPSC Report Shows Child Drownings Remain High; Most Fatalities to Children Under Five

Fewer Kids Took Swim Lessons During COVID-19 Pandemic Putting Them at Risk WASHINGTON – The annual drowning and submersion report released today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reminds families to make water safety a priority, particularly as they return to community pools and resume warm-weather activities near water. Child drownings remain the leading cause […]

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May 7, 2021

CPSC Awards More than $860,000 in Pool Safely Grants to Five State and Local Governments to Combat Pool and Spa Drownings and Drain Entrapments

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Acting Chairman Robert Adler and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) announced today five awardees of a grant program aimed at preventing pool and spa drownings and drain entrapments.  The state and local governments, selected by CPSC, will receive more than $860,000 in Pool Safely Grant […]

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September 23, 2020

Pool Safely September Newsletter: Campaign Launches New PSA Highlighting Need for Families to Follow Water Safety Steps All Year

Dear Pool and Spa Safety Community, As the summer swim season winds down, we hope this newsletter finds you well. CPSC wishes you a safe and healthy start of the school year for those of you with children. This month, we are pleased to share the Pool Safely campaign’s new public service announcement (PSA) video, […]

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a young boy resting on the edge of a pool with gold fins coming from his back.
September 22, 2020

Kids Don’t Have Gills and Fins like Fish—They Need You to Keep Them Safer In and Around Water

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Drowning remains the number one cause of unintentional death among children ages 1-4, and deaths are still rising among children ages 1-15. With more families staying at home to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, there is an increased risk of child drownings, even as Americans head into the cooler weather months. […]

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August 19, 2020

Pool Safely Special Edition Newsletter: Keeping the Olympic Spirit Alive this Summer

Dear Pool and Spa Safety Community, Summer 2020 has brought significant change, as families work to keep their loved ones healthy and safe from COVID-19. The coronavirus forced families to change or cancel their summer plans and events. The Summer Olympic Games, beloved by many, was postponed. Originally scheduled to take place in Tokyo in […]

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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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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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