Drowning is Preventable!

CCC teaches water safety to all non-swimmers

Your child learns these 5 important water safety skills.

Get onto your back

Call for help

Kick to the closest side


Pull self out of water

Drowning statistics

  • Usually silent and quick; can happen in seconds
  • Drowning can happen to anyone, any time there is access to water
  • Children under 1 most often drown in bathtubs, buckets, or toilets
  • Children ages 1-4 most often drown in home pools
  • Many children who drown in home pools were out of sight for less than 5 minutes and were in the care of one or both parents at the time.
  • Older children most often drown in natural water settings
  • Any source of water is a potential drowning hazard, especially for young children and weak swimmers.

Ways to be water safe and prevent drowning

  • Always have contact visual supervision- a water watcher
  • Always have a water watcher
  • If someone needs help ~ Throw don’t go
  • Take swim lessons
  • Know CPR
  • Use the buddy system
  • Never leave swimmers unattended
  • Have life-saving equipment within reach
  • When someone is missing, check the water first
  • Never hold breath under water
  • Always have a charged phone near the pool
  • Never swim around drains
  • Outdoor Pool fence must be at least 4 ft high
  • Outdoor Fence must have self-closing latches