Every day, approximately 10 people die from unintentional drowning. Of these, two are children age 14 or younger. But we see a future in which no one drowns. Wayne Ziegler is a former board member of Stop Drowning Now.
The NDPA recognizes, addresses, and supports drowning prevention efforts for persons of all ages and drowning risks in all types of bodies of water. As a short-term goal we are striving to place emphasis on research, awareness, and policy changes to impact the incidence of toddler drowning in swimming pools.
The US Swim School Association (formerly the NSSA) is an association of quality swim schools devoted to aquatic education for lifelong safety, fun and health. Wayne Ziegler is a former member of the US Swim School Association Board of Directors and the 2011 Guiding Light Award recipient.
The USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash initiative is a national child-focused water safety campaign, which aims to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to swim. Through Make a Splash, the USA Swimming Foundation partners with learn-to-swim providers and water safety advocates across the country to provide swimming lessons and educate children and their families on the importance of learning how to swim. Aqua Culture Swim School is a Make A Splash Local Partner
USA Swimming is the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming. USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. Aqua Culture Swim Team has a USA Swimming Club
CPSC created Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives, a national public education campaign to reduce childhood drowning, non-fatal submersions and entrapments in public swimming pools and spas. Pool Safely is designed to raise public awareness, promote industry compliance and improve safety at pools and spas. Aqua Culture Swim School is a Campaign Safety Leader (CSL)
For over a century, the American Red Cross has worked to improve the quality of human life, to enhance self-reliance and concern for others, and to help people prevent, prepare for, and cope with emergencies. The American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region is part of the American National Red Cross, the nation’s foremost humanitarian organization.
Swimming is a life-saving skill for children and a vital tool to prevent drowning, the second leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for children ages 1-14. The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ was created to serve as a platform to help local community aquatic facilities and the many different national, regional and state wide water safety and drowning prevention organizations work together to tell this important story on a local and national level.