Water Safety USA, a consortium of 14 organizations is launching this year's water-safety message: "Become Water Competent."
The organization has broken down the concept of water competence into three components: water smarts, water skills and helping others.
"Learning and using water smarts can help prevent drowning, which can happen within just a few short moments without proper supervision," the organization said in a press release. "Having the skills and the ability to help others is an important part of being water competent..."
The organization has made the above infographic available online for those who would like to promote the message. The infographic and additional information can be found at watersafetyusa.org/water-competency.
Water Safety USA was established in 2016 for the purpose of empowering people to safely enjoy aquatic environments.