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International Water Safety Day Resource Guide

Developed by Diversity in Aquatics and the American Red Cross

Invitation to Participate Letter Templates

United States: School Districts
United States: Community Groups

Pool Safely Pledges

Pool Safely Pledge for Children
Pool Safely Pledge for Adults
Pool Safely Signature Sheet

Participant Handout

Do Your Part, Be Water Smart! Celebrating International Water Safety Day Handout

IWSD Social Media Postcard

Special thanks to Paula DiGrigoli (NCH Safe and Healthy Children’s Coalition, Naples, FL), for sharing this postcard they will use at their event to encourage social media activity on May 15.

IWSD Social Media Postcard





None of what we do is possible without the generous donations and support from people just like you. If you’re interested in contributing to International Water Safety Day and our mission of saving lives, please click the button below. International Water Safety Day was created by the International Water Safety Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.  100% of your donations will go towards our water safety efforts.  Thank you!


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Calling all educators and youth leaders!

International Water Safety Day is a global team effort. Through our network of educators, youth leaders, and volunteers we are able to reach exponentially more people. Our goal is to reach 1,000,000 students in-school or community activities on May 15th.

Interested in providing an in-class water safety lesson on May 15th? Sign up below! We will send you our simple 15-minute curriculum along with water safety stickers at no cost to you. **Last day to request stickers is April 24th!




Get Trained

International Water Safety Day, celebrated on May 15th each year, is designed to help spread global awareness of the ongoing drowning pandemic, and to educate youth in becoming safer in and around water. The lack of water safety education has propelled drownings worldwide.

According to the World Health Organization…

  • Every hour, every day, more than 40 people lose their lives to drowning;
  • 372,000 people drown each year, with those under 5 years old at greatest risk;
  • Globally, over half of all drowning deaths are under 25 years old.

If you or your children do not know how to swim, get started by enrolling in swim lessons today.  It’s one of the best decisions you’ll ever make.