Learning to swim is a privilege

It doesn't have to be.

Our Goals

Raise Awareness

Strengthen public awareness of drowning and the benefits of learning to swim.

Build a Culture

Foster communication and interdependence with those of other sectors and agendas.

Take Action

Teach basic swimming, water safety, CPR, and safe rescue skills.

Ninety One Percent (91%)

of drowning deaths happen in Low-and-Middle-Income Countries (LMIC's). High Income Countries (HIC’s) are pretty good at preventing drownings but are failing to learn to swim.

International Water Safety Foundation

40%
of Caucasian children can't swim.

60%
of Hispanic/Latino children can't swim.

70%
of African American children can't swim.

According to a study done by USA Swimming & The University of Memphis.

The Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) found that some 45% of pupils age 7 to 11 were
unable to swim 25 meters unaided even though it is a key requirement of the national curriculum.

International Water Safety Foundation

Children under 5 who participate in swimming show extensive improvement in motor development (7 months ahead), cognition (10 months ahead), language development (11 months ahead), mathematical reasoning (6 months ahead), and in their ability to understand directions (20 months ahead) compared to their non-swimming peers.

Jorgensen, R. Early Years Swimming: Adding Capital to Young Australians, Final Report 2013. Griffith Institute for Educational Research.

Drowning is highly preventable and cost effective.

Learn More About Drowning

Water safety education and training is necessary and vital.

Learn More About Water Safety

How Can You Help?

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