Community organizations that partnered to form a water safety team in February 2001 to help protect children from drowning. Drowning happens quickly and silently.
Our aim is to protect children from drowning by building public awareness for the need for water safety, swimming lessons, and the use of life jackets in our communities.
- Adults should actively watch children in or near water, to the exclusion of other activities.
- Children under the age 13 must wear life jackets while on boats. (It’s also the law.)
- Anyone not comfortable in the water should wear a life jacket when they are within 10 feet of water
- Learn to swim.
- Learn CPR to save a life when seconds count.
Provide our partnership drowning prevention expertise to and in support of community water safety programs, projects, events, and initiatives.
To network with partners, who have the knowledge, skills, expertise, resources, and time, to offer and provide public “outreach” and “education” to prevent drowning fatalities.
Texas Drownings to date:
Total in Texas since January 2017: 38
Harris County: 4
Last updated: June 9, 2017
Water Safety In Action