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
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 dollars in two-year grants to assist jurisdictions in reducing deaths and injuries from drowning and drain entrapment incidents […]Read More
CPSC Awards 5 Pool Safely Grants to Combat Pool and Spa Drownings and Drain Entrapments
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) announced today the awardees of a grant program aimed at preventing pool and spa drownings, as well as drain entrapments.Read More
Latest Pool Safely Statistics: At Least 148 Children Fatally Drowned in Pools and Spas this Summer
Number of fatal drownings decreased nearly 9% from summer 2017 WASHINGTON – From Memorial Day through Labor Day 2018*, at least 148 children younger than age 15 fatally drowned in swimming pools or spas, according to media reports compiled by the USA Swimming Foundation, a CPSC Pool Safely campaign partner. The number of fatal drownings […]Read More
CPSC’s Pool Safely and the Michael Phelps Foundation Honor a Decade of Water Safety
The Organizations Co-Host Community Event to Teach Children to Swim and Reinforce Water SafetyRead More
Pool Safely Quarterly Newsletter: Independence Day Safety Tips, New Data & More!
Dear Pool and Spa Safety Community, As families across the country prepare to celebrate Independence Day, the Pool Safely campaign is reminding everyone to follow simple steps to stay safer while spending time in and around the water. This can help ensure a holiday that is safer and more fun! Reports from the USA Swimming […]Read More