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Water safety is everyone's responsibility.

Drowning is silent and happens in seconds. From March 1st through June 30th, 2020, 29 children have fatally drown. In most of the cases, the parent or caregiver became distracted with other responsibilities and lost track of the child. Be as vigilant in your efforts to prevent drowning as you are in keeping your families safe from COVID19. For more information on COVID19 please visit: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/

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. 

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.

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Layers of Protection

Layer 1. Supervision
Layer 2. Barriers
Layer 3. Emergency Preparedness

Resources

Access to Drowning Prevention Downloadable Materials

Partners/Events

Find Swim Lessons and Water Safety Events near you

State Laws

Your Legal Responsibilities as a Florida Residential or Public Pool/Spa Owner