December 19, 2017

CPSC Hails Successes of Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act as Law Hits 10-Year Mark

CPSC Reports Zero Drain Entrapment-Related Deaths Involving Children in
Public Pools and Spas Since Law Implemented

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September 20, 2017

September Newsletter

Dear Pool and Spa Safety Community, Summer may be coming to a close in many states across the country, but we all know too well that colder weather doesn’t mean drownings can’t occur. With that always top of mind, let’s keep working together even as we move into fall and winter months to help prevent […]

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September 18, 2017

Latest Pool Safely Stats: At Least 163 Children Fatally Drowned in Pools and Spas This Summer

Nearly 70% of These Drownings Involved Children Younger Than Age Five WASHINGTON – From Memorial Day through Labor Day 2017*, at least 163 children younger than age 15 fatally drowned in swimming pools or spas, according to media reports compiled by the USA Swimming Foundation, a Pool Safely campaign partner. Of the 163 reports, 112 […]

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August 22, 2017

August Newsletter

Dear Pool and Spa Safety Community, The last month of the summer season is already here! It’s hard to believe that all the kids will be back in school in a few short weeks and it will be time to start thinking about closing our pools for the season. I am impressed by the tenacity […]

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July 28, 2017

July Newsletter

Dear Pool and Spa Safety Community, Summer is in full swing and many Pool Safely partners are busy with keeping their communities safer around the water. From swimming lessons to public safety fairs, we value all the work the 1,000+ organizations in our drowning prevention coalition do to stop drowning. A special thank you to […]

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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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