Did you know: Drowning is the second leading cause of death in children under the age of 14 in Texas. Teaching children how to swim and be safe around water is one of the most important life skills parents can help their children learn. 

To ensure safety around water:

• Know that any depth of water is dangerous
• Place barriers around water
• Always designate or be a water watcher - be diligent!
• Remember drowning is quiet and quick 
• Learn water rescue skills and CPR
• Take formal swim lessons

Houston Coalition for Drowning Elimination

We are pleased to collaborate with leaders in Greater Houston who share our commitment to eliminating drowning in our communities. 

• City of Houston Fire Department
• City of Houston Health and Human Services 
• Texas Children’s Hospital Center 
• Houston Apartment Association
• The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals

YMCA Safety Around Water

Safety Around Water

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