Are you ready for National Water Safety Month?

May is National Water Safety Month and National Drowning Prevention Month.  Reach both children and parents with water safety messages before summer starts.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than one in five fatal drowning victims are children 14 and younger.  For every child who dies from drowning, another four received emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries.  

The CDC reports children under one year most often drown in bathtubs, buckets or toilets.  Among children ages one to four years, most drownings occur in residential swimming pools.  Most young children who drowned in pools were last seen in the home, had been out of sight less than five minutes and were in the care of one or both parents at the time

Our I’m Safe in The Water materials can enhance and expand your events with quality drowning prevention education. Our water safety displays, games, activity books and promotional items can help bring pool and open water safety to life.

Download four FREE education sheets from I'm Safe to start your water safety campaign:

  • Lesson Plan:  Who is Watching Me?:  When it comes to water safety, there is no substitute for active supervision! This lesson plan and activity page encourage children grades Pre-K - 1 to make sure someone is watching them in and around water. Yes, it's the parent's or caregiver's responsibility . . . but it doesn't hurt if the kids give them a little nudge.
  • Smart Steps to Safe Boating:  Nearly two dozen children in the United States drown every year after falling out of boats, and almost 200 children are seriously injured or killed while riding personal watercraft. Help keep your children safe by reviewing the following guidelines.
  • Smart Steps to Water Safety/English Version:  Children can drown in the time it takes to answer a phone call. Help keep your child safe by following these important guidelines.
  • Smart Steps to Water Safety/Spanish Version.