Stats

Drowning Statistics

From 2009 to 2018:

There have been 22,113 drownings in the U.S.
3,577 under the age of 4
1,883 ages 5-12
2,541 ages 13-19
14,110 Adults

21.3% in Pools, 25.9% in Lakes, 27.2% in Rivers, 10.4% in Oceans

Unfortunate top states:
#1) Florida= 1,945 Deaths
#2) Texas= 1.857 Deaths
#3) California= 1,810 Deaths
#4) New York= 907 Deaths
#5) Michigan= 746 Deaths

• Drowning is a leading cause of death for children ages 1-5
• Drowning is the Second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death ages 1-14
• Annually over 3,500 fatal unintentional (non-boating related) drownings
• Annually over 345 fatal boating related drownings.
• Alcohol contributes to more than 50% of all boating accidents.
• 80% of all drowning victims are male or boys
• African American & Hispanic nationality account for more than 3 times as many drowning incidents
• Taking part in formal swimming lessons and water safety classes can reduce the risk of drowning by up to 88%

Information obtained from USA Swimming, The American CDC, CPSC, NDPA and NIT.