Entries by Adam Katchmarchi

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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, […]

Eleventh Annual World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ Set for Thursday, June 18, 2020

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 26, 2020  Registration for the 2020 World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (#WLSL2020) is officially open. This year’s event will take place Thursday, June 18, 2020. Organizers are urging aquatic facilities of all types to utilize the global, one-day event to increase awareness about the importance of learning to swim in their local communities. The […]

NDPA Community Lifesaver Award Winners

It is with great joy that the National Drowning Prevention Alliance announces the winners of the 2020 Community Lifesaver Awards in recognition for their work in drowning prevention and water safety on a community level.  The NDPA Community Lifesaver Award’s purpose is to recognize and honor exceptional work in creating safer water, providing excellent services, […]

NDPA Lifesaver of the Year Award Winner

The National Drowning Prevention Alliance is happy to announce that the winner of the 2020 Lifesaver of the Year Award is David Benjamin, Director of the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project. The NDPA Lifesaver of the Year Award’s purpose is to acclaim and honor exceptional work in the advancement of water safety and drowning prevention, […]

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The NDPA Joins Water Safety USA

Water Safety USA is a roundtable of longstanding national nonprofit and governmental organizations with a strong record of providing drowning prevention and water safety programs, including public education.​ Water Safety USA’s mission is to empower people with resources, information, and tools to safely enjoy and benefit US aquatic environments. Its overarching approach is to engage […]

NDPA 2019 Achievements

Every day, an average of ten people die from unintentional drowning. Drowning continues to rank fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States and second for causes of death in children aged 14 and under.  The NDPA continues to work hard to bring those numbers down through water safety awareness, […]

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Home Safety For The Holidays

The holidays are a time of lots of fun and activity in the average household. It is a time when most people are out of their normal, daily routine hosting family gatherings and celebrating with friends and neighbors. With all the hustle and bustle, accidents are more prone to happen which is why homeowners must […]

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Safe Toys and Gifts Month Ideas

December is the biggest gift-giving month of the year. Parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents are buying massive amounts of toys and gifts to ensure kids have a wonderful holiday season. Unfortunately, December is also the month in which thousands of children are injured every year as a result of playing with unsafe or non age […]

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Swimming Lessons: One Layer of Protection

The re-posting of an opinion article from Slate entitled “Swim Lessons Won’t Keep Your Toddler From Drowning” on the NDPA’s Facebook Page sparked a passionate discussion about the use of swim lessons as a layer of protection to prevent drowning. The NDPA thanks all of you for taking the time to comment and for your […]

The NDPA Joins the Global GivingTuesday Movement

The National Drowning Prevention Alliance is Joining the Global GivingTuesday Movement to gather funds for our Material Requests Program. Tustin, CA. – 11/10/2019 – This GivingTuesday, the National Drowning Prevention Alliance will celebrate giving by launching a fundraiser for the occasion that will allow us to continue supporting communities in need with their water safety […]