Stats

2012 National Drowning info:

• 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 3500 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%

Top 10 Drowning States:
1. Texas
2. California
3. Ohio
4. Arizona
5. Michigan
6. Pennsylvania
7. Florida
8. Illinois
9. N. Carolina
10. Alabama

** NDPA, CDC, NYS Dept of Health, National Institute of Health – for 2012 year **

 

2013 National Drowning info:

Every year, CPSC compiles an end of summer drowning report to track the tragic toll of child drownings nationwide. According to information reported by the media and compiled by the USA Swimming Foundation, more than 200 children under 15 years of age drowned in a pool or spa during the 2013 summer season from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends; 143 of those children were under the age of 5.

The media reports from this summer are consistent with CPSC’s annual reports: young children and toddlers are especially vulnerable to drowning in pools and spas. Children between the ages of 1 and 3 represent 67 percent of reported fatalities and 64 percent of injuries annually. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death among children one to four years of age. Please take this opportunity to highlight this information with your community

 

2014 National Drowning info:

According to USA Swimming, media reports indicate that during the summer of 2014, the following states suffered the highest number of pool and spa drownings involving children younger than 15:

Top 10 Drowning States:
1. California: 21 deaths
2. Texas: 20 deaths
3. Georgia: 13 deaths
4. New York: 12 deaths
5. Illinois: 11 deaths
6. Florida: 10 deaths     
7. North Carolina: 10 deaths
8. Arizona: 7 deaths
9. Ohio: 7 deaths
10.Louisiana: 5 deaths
   South Carolina: 5 deaths
   Virginia: 5 deaths

** USA Swimming – for 2014 year **

 

2015 National Drowning info:

According to USA Swimming, media reports indicate that during the summer of 2015, the following states suffered the highest number of pool and spa drownings involving children younger than 15:

Top 10 Drowning States:
1. Texas: 20 deaths
2. Florida: 19 deaths
3. California: 15 deaths
4. Arizona: 11 deaths
5. Pennsiylvania: 11 deaths
6. South Carolina: 8 deaths
7. North Carolina: 8 deaths
8. Georgia: 7 deaths
9. Ohio: 7 deaths
10.Virginia: 7 deaths
Illinois: 7 deaths

** USA Swimming – for 2015 year **

 
Lets hope 2016 numbers are much lower…