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Water safety is everyone's responsibility.

Drowning can be a silent catastrophe, one that can happen in the few minutes a distraction can take you away from the water to answer the phone or run inside for a towel. A leading cause of death to children ages 1–4 in Florida is drowning.

Most infant drownings occur in just a few inches of water such as a bathtub or bucket. Home swimming pools are where most children ages 1-4 are likely to drown. Children 5 years of age and older, along with adults, are more likely to drown in natural bodies of water.

Learn the steps you can take to be water smart, secure your pool and protect Florida’s residents and visitors. Download helpful materials. Find swim lessons and other events. Know the laws that apply to Florida pool owners and boaters.

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Layers of Protection

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


Access to Drowning Prevention Downloadable Materials


Find Swim Lessons and Water Safety Events near you

State Laws

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