Board of Directors
2 seconds is too long
...to turn your back on a child in water.
The Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition was formed in late summer 2012 in an effort to address our community's staggering statistics:
Texas is #1 for pool drowning deaths
Tarrant County is top 3
in Texas for total and per capita pediatric drowning deaths
60% of children who drown in backyard pools are Anglo and under 4 y.o.
, drowning is the 2nd leading cause of accidental death
, drowning is the 5th leading cause of accidental death
70% of African American children, 60% of Latino children and 40% of Caucasian children have low or no swimming ability
100% of drownings are preventable and you can help:
Learn to be safe in water
Click to view this dramatic drowning prevention video filmed & edited by students of the Waco High Audio/Video Production program.
Safer Water - click to learn more...
Safer People - click to learn more...
Safer Response - click to learn more...
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