Drowning Prevention Resources

Drowning is a leading cause of injury-related deaths (especially among children under the age of five). Each year, near-drowning incidents result in life-long disabilities. The University of California, Riverside has put together a list of resources to help prevent the cause of drowning accidents.

The American Red Cross offers a free online course that focuses on developing an awareness of the risks of drowning and how to minimize those risks, especially for young children. This online course teaches parents and caregivers about the concepts of the circle of drowning prevention, water competency and the chain of drowning survival. It also provides guidance for applying water safety to common environments and situations where children are most at risk for drowning.



NOTE: Programming for Non-swimmers being developed, please check back in the spring for details.