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Water Safety

Did you know that May is Water Safety Month? Water safety is a cause that is very near and dear to our hearts here at Pool Scouts. Not only are we focused on cleaning and maintaining pools, but we always want to provide a safe environment for you and your family. That’s why it’s so essential to spread awareness about the importance of learning how to swim! National Water Safety Month was originally created by the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals to raise awareness about water safety and to help everyone have safe, fun experiences in and around the water.

POOL CLEANING WITH A CAUSE – HOPE FLOATS PARTNERSHIP

Hope Floats logoAccording to the CDC, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children ages four and under. Last year, in hopes of reducing the number of drowning deaths and eliminating this statistic, Pool Scouts franchisees partnered with Hope Floats Foundation to raise money to put towards swim lessons for underprivileged children who might not otherwise have had the opportunity to learn to swim. This year, Pool Scouts is partnering once again with Hope Floats in a fundraising campaign. For every pool service completed in the month of May, Pool Scouts will donate $1 to go towards Hope Floats to provide scholarships to children for swim lessons in our community. We take honor in partnering with Hope Floats and believe their mission can help save lives in our community.

Did you know…?Infographic with drowning and water safety statistics

  1. No child is ever water safe. The goal of swim lessons is to make children SAFER in, on, and around water.
  2. About one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger. For every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries.*
  3. As many as 69% of young children who are found drowned or submerged in swimming pools were not expected to be in or at the pool.*
  4. 10 people drown each day in the United States.*
  5. Formal swimming lessons reduce the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88%.*

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

If you’d like to get involved in helping children within your local community receive swim lessons so that they can stay safe in and around water, visit our donation page to learn more and make a difference!


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2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

3. American Red Cross

4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

5. Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 2009