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Our Mission:

The FWDPC is a community non-profit whose mission is to prevent fatal and non-fatal drownings in the Fort Worth area and beyond. We work to achieve our mission by providing no-to-low cost in-water and dry land education to families in the Fort Worth area, and well as virtual education to families everywhere.

Our Leadership

A message from the President...

“Drowning is 100% preventable, and the Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition has a proven means of teaching people how to be safe in and around water. I have personally seen what an accidental drowning can do to a family. When the opportunity to be part of the Coalition was presented to me, I knew I needed to step up to make Fort Worth, the community where I work and raise my family, safer.”

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Our Why

  • 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.
  • For children under 14, drowning is the 2nd leading cause of accidental death, and for children aged 1-4 drowning is the leading cause of accidental death.
  • For adults, 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
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