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THINKING IT CAN'T HAPPEN IS ONE REASON IT DOES

THE SAD TRUTH ABOUT

DROWNING

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They happen because drowning is extremely difficult to detect even for trained eyes, often being silent, taking only seconds, and striking any swimmer regardless of ability.

 

Its results devastate the lives of the victims, their families, the staff, and the community.

 

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espite a diligent and caring staff, as many as 25% or more occur even with lifeguards on watch.

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UNFORTUNATELY, WE
CAN'T GO BACK IN TIME.

"I'VE SPOKEN TO THOSE WHO HAD EXPERIENCED AN EVENT YEARS AGO AT THEIR FACILITY, AND THEIR EYES  STILL SWELL UP WITH TEARS. THE PAIN NEVER GOES AWAY. "

– DAVE CUTLER, WAVE COFOUNDER

DROWNING

FACTS

"DROWNING IS THE SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF

INJURY RELATED DEATHS FOR CHILDREN AGES 1 to 14 YEARS."

 

US CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL


"88% OF CHILDREN DROWNINGS OCCUR UNDER  SUPERVISION."

 

CNN, TXDPA, YMCA AND OTHERS.

"FOR CHILDREN 5 TO 9 YEARS OF AGE AND CHILDREN 10 TO 14 YEARS OF AGE,

THE PUBLIC/COMMUNITY/BUSINESS LOCATION ACCOUNTED

FOR THE LARGEST PERCENTAGE OF REPORTED DROWNINGS" 

 

CPSC

"... DEATH RATES AMONG CHILDREN IN SWIMMING POOLS
HAVE BARELY BUDGED OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS.
"

- US NEWS & WORLD REPORT