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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 do not know how to swim, go home today and tell your parents that you want to learn. It’s one of the best decisions you’ll ever make.
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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.