Entries by Adam Katchmarchi

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TEAM WLSL™ Adding Virtual Events to Provide Water Safety Tips and Tools for Parents and Kids at Home

Facebook Live events begin at 10 AM CDT on July 16th with resources to help parents bridge the water safety knowledge gap for kids that can’t participate in traditional swim lessons due to COVID-19. OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 14, 2020 – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers for the 2020 World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (#WLSL2020) are reaching […]

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10 Open Water Safety Tips

Lakes, beaches and rivers are popular destinations for families during the summer season. It’s the best way to have some fun family time and remain cool as soon as temperatures rise but it’s not without risk. Most children in the U.S. drown in open water which includes natural bodies of water such as lakes, rivers, […]

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Who Should Wear A Life Jacket

Water Safety USA, a consortium of national nonprofit and governmental organizations focused on drowning prevention, has announced its water safety message for 2020. “#BeBuoyant: Life Jackets Save Lives.” A properly fit life jacket is a very effective life-saving strategy in the quest to reduce the number of fatal drowning incidents in the country. Who should […]

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TEAM WLSL Announces New Date Options for 2020

Due to delayed opening dates for most aquatic venues brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the WLSL has issued the following statement: “We know that the last few weeks have been difficult for all of us. As a global community we’ve been asked to make big changes in a short time to combat the COVID-19 […]

Catch up on the NDPA Webinar Series

The NDPA Webinar Series is an educational initiative that aims to offer expert insight on  a plurality of topics pertaining to water safety and drowning prevention throughout the year.  Here’s a list of our first 10 webinar sessions that you can watch on our site now! Our first webinar discussed the American Academy of Pediatrics […]

More Information about the 2020 National Water Safety Conference Online

As you know, due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the bold decision to transition the 2020 National Water Safety Conference to an online delivery format. This will be a new and exciting experience for everyone. We are committed to making this a fun and seamless experience for everyone. Here is more information […]

2020 National Water Safety Conference Online

Hello, NDPA Conference Attendees & Supporters,  Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult and unprecedented time. As you know, the 2020 National Water Safety Conference is scheduled for April 6-9 in Fort Worth, TX. Given government regulations, employer travel restrictions, published public health recommendations, and participant safety, it is impossible to host […]

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Home Water Safety Tips

Home pools and spas are, of course, drowning hazards which is why implementing layers of protection is so important. Bearing in mind that drowning can happen in even a very little amount of water, think of all the other objects in your home that are full or potentially full of water: toilet bowls, unemptied tubs, sinks, […]