NEW ENGLAND AQUATIC ALLIANCE

+1.2034945704

PO Box 9083 New Haven, CT 06532 US
DID YOU KNOW

  • TEN PEOPLE DROWN EACH DAY IN THE UNITED STATES.(1)
  • DROWNING IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF UNINTENTIONAL DEATH FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 5, AND THe SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 14.
  • 70% OF AFRICAN AMERICAN, 60% OF HISPANIC/LATINO, AND 42% OF CAUCASIAN CHILDREN HAVE LITTLE TO NO SWIMMING ABILITY. (2)
  • CHILDREN FROM NON-SWIMMING HOUSEHOLDS ARE 8 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE AT RISK OF DROWNING. (3)









1 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

2 - National research study commissions by the USA Swimming Foundation and conducted by the University of Memphis.

3 - Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (2009).