To acknowledge the growth and popularity of aquatic recreational activities in the United States, Swim With Bill aims to educate the population about water safety, focusing on how to prevent drownings, water illnesses, injuries, and reinforce appropriate behaviors to be aware about the dangers of water.
In 2009 statistics reported approximately 300 child drownings in children five years and younger, with another 3,000 near-drowning injuries in swimming pools and spas. This makes swimming pools and spas the leading cause of child accidental injuries. Sadly, 80% of these water related fatalities and injuries in children occur in a private residential area, such as a family home or a friend or neighbor's house.
For parents and adult supervisors it is critical that you stay educated and knowledgeable on how to help children be water safe. To learn more about parental education and appropriate precautions to take please visit our Parent's Corner!
Kids click on Kiddie Corner!!! You will find fun puzzles, coloring pages, and more to help you learn about being water safe!
Help Us Spread The Word About Water Safety
Talk to your principal or teachers today about offering our water safety class at your school.
- We offer the class for free AND we supply the instructor and all of the materials!
- Each student receives a water safety activity book and safety guide for their parents.
- Our water safety class is offered for preschool through fourth grade.
- The class takes kids through actual situations where they will learn first hand how to avoid dangerous situations in and around water.