- Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for children and teens ages 1 to 17 in Washington.
- In a survey of more than 1,000 adults, nearly half said they have had a drowning scare in their lifetime. Two-thirds say the event occurred between the ages of 5 and 15.
- Drowning is the third leading cause of injury-related death in youth 19 and under.
- A disproportionate number of drowning deaths among individuals under age 29 occur to youth from racial/ethnic minority groups.
- CPR performed by bystanders has been shown to saves lives and improve outcomes in drowning victims. The more quickly CPR is started, the better the chance of improved outcomes.
- Half of all boating deaths might be prevented with the use of life jackets.
- The Aquatic Safety Research Group offers resources to promote water safety in a variety of contexts, including risk management workshops and training sessions on beach/waterfront management.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a Model Aquatic Health Code to help state and local authorities make swimming and other aquatic activities safer for participants.