Did you know that 2 children die each day from drowning? And that over 60% of youth drowning incidents occur within 10 feet of safety? (Source: SafeKids.org)
This summer, as kids have increased access to beaches, lakes and pools, the Y's lifeguards, instructors and volunteers need you to be part of our effort to save kids' lives. Will you pledge right now to follow these four simple water-safety rules that can save lives this summer?
Sign your name and pledge "YES, I will save kids' lives" by:
Your action today is a simple but powerful step to saving kids' lives, please take our water safety pledge today!
- Teaching the children in my life to always ask permission to go near water
- Never leaving a child unattended in a bathtub
- Always emptying kiddie pools immediately after use
- When visiting a new home, check the premises for potential water hazards