Stop Drowning Now
The Stop Drowning Now organization aims to reduce the number of drowning incidents around the world through an ongoing year-round educational campaign.
Njswim also began visiting schools in New Jersey years ago to present the Safer 3 water safety curriculum in classrooms and at a variety of community events. They are currently creating the curriculum and piloting water safety programs to be taught at schools across the state.
The Sad Statistics About Drowning
- Accidental drowning is the second leading cause of death for US children under age 5
- About one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger
- In 2017 alone, there were at least 30 deaths from drowning recorded in New Jersey
At Njswim, we feel that water safety education is an absolute priority. We feel that drowning is preventable if the right resources are provided to reduce the risks.
The Safer 3 Water Safety Curriculum
The Stop Drowning Now Water Safety Curriculum is specifically designed for young kids’ learning needs. Kids learn to recognize various drowning risks and ways to protect themselves and other people in and around water.
They also learn preventative measures and how to respond in an emergency.