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 […]Read More
CPSC Announces $2 Million Available in Pool Safely Grants to Help Prevent Drownings and Drain Entrapments for State and Local Governments; Apply Now
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 injuries from drowning and drain entrapment incidents in […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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, […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Pool Safely Quarterly Newsletter: New Data, New Materials Process, Community Highlights, & More!
Dear Pool and Spa Safety Community, Summer swim season is in full swing, and I am thrilled to see so many members of the Pool Safely community diligently working to spread the word about water safety across the country. As you know, drowning prevention awareness is so important, especially considering the new data released in […]Read More
New CPSC Report Finds Fatal Child Drownings Are On the Rise
The Data Identified June as the Deadliest Month for Drowning Fatalities Involving Children Younger than 15 WASHINGTON – A new report released today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) highlights the need for continued vigilance in combatting drowning, which continues to be a public health crisis and remains the leading cause of unintentional death among […]Read More
Pool Safely Quarterly Newsletter: #PledgeItOn Ahead of Swim Season!
Dear Pool and Spa Safety Community, As temperatures rise across the country and summer swim season approaches, I am excited about the launch of our latest effort to spread the word about water safety and help keep kids safer in and around the water, #PledgeItOn! How does this campaign work? It’s simple! We’re challenging everyone […]Read More