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T - Texans working together to prevent drowning.
X - Examine where the risk is in all aquatic environments.
D - Develop a plan for each family, community, Texan.
P - Protective Layers - Swim Lessons, Life Jackets, CPR.
A - Always assign a water watcher.

 

 

Dana Vollmer

Ambassador of the Texas Drowning Prevention Alliance

FACT: Drowning is the number one cause of death for  children under age 4.
FACT: 88% of drowning victims were under some sort of supervision at the time of the incident.
FACT: 75% of drowning victims were missing for under five minutes.
FACT: Formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% for children aged 1 to 4 years.
FACT: Loss of consciousness occurs within 2 minutes and permanent brain damage will occur in 4 - 6 minutes.
FACT: Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of death among children under age 14 (Safe Kids Worldwide)
FACT: Ten people die each day due to drowning.
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