The International Water Safety Foundation is focused on raising awareness about the global drowning pandemic, building a culture of learning to swim, and preventing drownings.
We aim to raise funds for drowning interventions projects like SWIM Cambodia.
Treading water: tread by yourself, as a team, or host an event and invite others!
Individuals, teams, and organizations raise awareness by first setting a date to tread water. Treaders ask for donations from family, friends, neighbors, and businesses while making them aware of the toll drowning takes on children and families globally. Donors make a flat donation in support of preventing drownings online on your personalized donation page.
Participants float, tread, and raise awareness for up to two hours. How long can you tread?
The International Water Safety Foundation is proud to support you in the fight against drowning and in building a culture of learning to swim. Raising funds online is easy to do through our online system. Participating teams agree to make a contribution of 50% of the gross revenue to the International Water Safety Foundation from their Tread-A-Thon. The International Water Safety Foundation has an obligation to use 80% of our portion of raised funds to go directly to funding a vetted drowning prevention intervention project.
Guidelines & Tips
Download: Hosting a Tread-A-Thon
5 Customizable Emails
Download: Tread A Thon Email Templates
3 Facebook Live Ideas
Download: Raising Awareness on Facebook Live
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Need help planning?
We are here to help. Email us: TreadAThon@gmail.com
“Simply put, child drowning is a leading cause of death in children in LMICs in Asia. This region contains two thirds of the children in the world, thus making it a problem of global proportions. Now that we know it is as preventable as other leading causes of child death in these countries, it is time to act. It really is that simple.”
Linnan, Michael, et al. (2012). ‘Child Drowning: Evidence for a newly recognized cause of child mortality in low and middle income countries in Asia’, Working Paper 2012-07, Special Series on Child Injury No. 2. Florence: UNICEF Office of Research.