This summer saw a slight increase in the number of children under 15 who fatally drowned in a U.S. pool or spa.
At least 150 children in that age bracket died in U.S. pools and spas, according to the USA Swimming Foundation and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which collaborate in CPSC's Pool Safely campaign.
USA Swimming compiled these incidents from media reports, with summer defined as taking place between the Memorial and Labor Day holidays.
This shows two more fatal drownings than reported in 2018.
"I am saddened by the increase in fatal child drownings this summer, as compared to last year," said Ann Marie Buerkle, CPSC's acting chairman. "Drowning remains the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages one to four. Parents and caregivers must remain vigilant around pools and spas, even after they close for the season."
By far, Texas saw the most reported pool/spa drownings of children under 15, with 26 occurring this summer. Other states with a high number of incidents included Ohio (11), Florida (10), California (10), Pennsylvania (8), Arizona (7) and Georgia (7).