UNITED, we can prevent the tragedy of drowning!


We will help to prevent drowning and aquatic injuries by providing a forum to:

  • Increase awareness through effective programs, messages and resources to educate and engage the public
  • Advise, assist and promote organizations, partners, chapters & members who work to prevent drowning & aquatic injuries
  • Promote best practices & provide access to expert information, programs, training, and resources
  • Expand our reach & membership through effective alliances & education, both nationally and internationally
  • Ensure long-term sustainability of NDPA.


Drowning IS Preventable!

Current Goals and Objectives

  • To deliver drowning prevention programs which are replicable, inclusive, and credible.
  • To provide clear and obvious value to our members – providing connection to each other, access to the most current information, and resources to help them be effective.
  • To promote the positive efforts of our membership, bringing attention to their cause and activities.
  • To be the premier national media resource for information on drowning prevention.

The NDPA recognizes, addresses, and supports drowning prevention efforts for persons of all ages and drowning risks in all types of bodies of water.