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Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death for children ages 1 to 4, and the second leading cause of injury-related death for children under 14. For every child who dies from drowning, eight more need emergency care for water-related injuries, resulting in 3,500 hospital visits each year.
To prevent childhood drowning we developed the Know Before You Go campaign in partnership with the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, local city agencies, Safe Kids Greater Dallas and Independent Pool and Spa Service Association (IPSSA). Our coalition believes that parents, caregivers and other adults are responsible for keeping kids safe around pools and water, and we are committed to giving them the tools and training they need. At Children’s Health℠, we know drownings are preventable when we all work together to protect the children in our community.