•Learn CPR, first aid and rescue techniques. •Attain swim skills through on-going qualified instruction. •Keep rescue equipment such as a shepherd’s hook, life-saving ring and CPR sign mounted by the pool to instruct others. •Learn proper behavior in and around the water.
Nationwide Drowning Statistics
•In 2005, there were 3,582 fatal unintentional drownings in the United States, averaging ten deaths per day.•In 2005, males were four times more likely than females to die from unintentional drownings.•More than one in four fatal drowning victims are children 14 and under. For every child who dies from drowning, another four received emergency department care for non fatal submersion injuries. •Although drowning rates have declined nationwide, fatal drowning remains the second leading cause of unintentional injury related death for children ages 1 to 14 years.* Stats from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Swimming and Recreational Water Safety. 2005-2006.
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