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Water Safety


We promote the ABCs and 123s of Water Safety. The ABCs are geared toward adults, and the 123s are geared toward children. The Michael Phelps Foundation recommends removing any toys and floats from in and around the pool when not in use as these can attract young children to the pool. An adult should supervise children at all times. Remember to practice safety when around water.

“I was first introduced to swimming through a water safety program, and it’s been one of my goals to help every child learn to swim. While swimming is a lifesaving skill, it’s still important – no matter who you are – to be careful around the water. I’m competitive and love to play games, especially in the pool, but I want everybody to know that some basic tips apply to us all – never swim alone and never hold your breath for an extended time. Shallow water blackout is lethal but also preventable, so please educate yourself and your loved ones about the importance of water safety.” – Michael Phelps

We are excited to partner with PAW Patrol and share the important message of water safety worldwide. Check out the Michael Phelps Foundation and Paw Patrol SafetyFirst Water Safety Tool Kit here.

ABCs of Water Safety for Adults

ADULT supervision:

BARRIERS:

CLASSES:

The 1, 2, 3s of Water Safety for Children

1. Never swim alone

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2. Know your surroundings

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3. Take swimming classes

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Drowning is the 3rd
leading cause of unintentional injury
death worldwide, accounting for
7% of all injury-related deaths.
There are an estimated
320 000 annual drowning deaths
worldwide and more than
half are children
Global estimates may
significantly underestimate
the actual public health
problem related to drowning.