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Pool safety is everyone's responsibility.

Drowning can be a silent catastrophe, one that can happen in the few minutes you take to answer a phone call or run inside for a towel. Florida leads the country in drowning deaths of children ages 1–4.

Most infant drownings occur in bathtubs and buckets. Children ages 1-4 are more likely to drown in home swimming pools. Children 5+ are most likely to drown in natural bodies of water. Black children ages 5-19 are 5.5 times more likely to drown in a pool than their white peers.

Explore WaterSmartFL.com.

Learn the steps you can take to secure your pool and protect Florida’s children. Download helpful materials. Find swim lessons and other events. Know the laws that apply to pool owners and boaters.
On this website, you will find:

Layers of Protection


Layer 1. Supervision:  Supervision, the first and most crucial layer of protection, means someone is always actively watching when a child is in the pool.

Layer 2. Barriers:  Barriers physically block a child from the pool.

Layer 3. Emergency Preparedness:  In an emergency, it is critical to know CPR, to have a phone nearby, and to immediately call 911. Swim lessons and life jackets are preventive measures that save lives.

 

Resources

Download Water Watcher tags and other materials and access videos related to drowning prevention.

Partners/Events

Find swim lessons and other events near you.

Requirements

As a residential or public swimming pool/spa owner in Florida, what are your legal responsibilities to ensure safety?