Most drowning incidents for infants under the age of 1 occur at home. Infant water safety begins at birth – from bath time tips to infant swimming lessons, here’s how to protect your children from life-threatening accidents at home and in your pool.
Sadly, Black children are 5.5x more likely to drown than white children.
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If grandparents are babysitting at the pool or lake, encourage them to be in the water with their grandchild for safety reasons and, if they’re rusty at being a water watcher, remind them of the basics. It’s always important to remind caregivers to be in arms reach of children at all times around water.
Pool Safety 101
The ZAC Foundation was established to prepare children and families for a lifetime of water safety. The organization works to strengthen pool safety legislation and fund advocacy, education, and effective programming surrounding water safety. Zachary’s memory is the inspiration for the Foundation’s mission and activities.