From ShreveportTimes.com, By Loresha J. Wilson: Angel Smith was the younger twin, born three minutes after big sister Aubrie. The girls were jolly, always laughing and playing. “Just typical 3-year-olds doing what children do — and they loved each other,” said Pam Castine, the girls’ grandmother. That image of Angel and Aubrie was shattered June [...]
From the Washington Post, By Editorial Board: IN AN AGE of ethnic conflict, fatal disease and chronic malnutrition, it seems strange to stumble across figures such as this: 388,000 people die every year from drowning, according to the World Health Organization. To put this number in perspective, drowning accounts for nearly 1 in 14 injury-related deaths worldwide. [...]
Thank you for making the 2012 International Water Safety Day’s inaugural year a huge success. You have helped spread the message of water safety to over 5 million people around the globe and spurred a United States House of Representatives Resolution! From the beginning, your efforts have helped to bring water safety awareness to the forefront and have moved us [...]
From WaterSafe.org.nz: As the world recognises International Water Safety Day, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Puau Te Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa in Glen Innes, Auckland, is revelling in the positive outcomes achieved in the few short weeks since a portable pool was installed under WaterSafe Auckland’s Pools2Schools™ KiwiSport initiative funded by Sport Auckland. Maori account for nearly half [...]
2000 Olympian and International Water Safety Day Spokesperson Anthony Ervin made a recent visit to Boston, MA. Ervin took time out of his day to talk to us about the importance of water safety and his upcoming meet schedule.
From Aquatics International, by: Kendra Kozen: Several annual water safety programs are heating up, and there’s at least one new event. Here’s a look at what’s going on. International Water Safety Day (internationalwatersafetyday.org) May 15 will be the first International Water Safety Day. Created by the founders of Diversity in Aquatics, Jayson Jackson and Shaun Anderson, USA [...]
From Open Water Source: Shaun Anderson and Jayson Jackson continue to do tremendous good in this world. Their latest project, International Water Safety Day, is on May 15, 2012 and is meant to raise awareness of the drowning pandemic to the public. International Water Safety Day is an initiative by Diversity in Aquatics to to [...]
International Water Safety Day – Striving to make a planet that’s 70 percent water, 100 percent water safe. What is it? International Water Safety Day (IWSD) is a day designed to educate youth in becoming safer in and around the water while spreading global awareness about the ongoing drowning pandemic. With over 30,000 deaths monthly, [...]