More stories about Drowning

  • Record Drowning Deaths Reported — Why?

    Arizona has recorded double the number of drowning deaths so far this year and officials are struggling to figure out why, and what can be done to prevent any additional tragedies.

  • Settlement Reached in Drowning Lawsuit

    Two years after the drowning death of a Jackson, Miss., teen, a settlement has been reached in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by his family

  • More Powerful than Oprah

    Americans, myself included, tend to be focused on what’s become known as The Homeland. One indication of this shortsightedness is our gross geographic ignorance.

  • Pediatricians Sign on to Swim Lessons

    The Florida Drowning Prevention Task force now has the support of the state’s physicians. Pediatricians will provide education and promote water safety.

  • Lawsuit Seeks Damages Following Near-Drowning

    Kimberlee Rhodes of Tigard, Ore., has filed a lawsuit seeking $12.5 million in damages following the near-drowing of her daughter Victoria last year.

  • Millions Awarded for VGB Education

    A number of industry groups recently were awarded millions of dollars in federal contracts to provide training and education on drowning prevention, as well as swimming pool and spa safety

  • Shallow Trouble?

    With large aquatics centers and waterparks increasing in popularity

  • New Jersey Kids Will Learn to Swim, For Free

    Thanks to USA Swimming, thousands New Jersey kids in Asbury Park, Bayonne, Jersey City, Newark and Plainfield will enjoy free swimming lessons this fall as part of the organization’s efforts to curb drowning amongst minority children.

  • Lifesaving Organization Honored

    The World Health Organization has recognized the International Lifesaving Federation for its role in global drowning prevention.

  • 2010 NDPA Symposium Draws Nearly 200; CPSC Announces New VGB Compliance Tools 

    Nearly 200 people gathered for the 2010 National Drowning Prevention Alliance Symposium last month to learn about drowning prevention and a new VGB education program including a new video to help with compliance.