Entries by Adam Katchmarchi


Layers of Protection that Address Emergencies

“Layers of protection” is a term used to define and classify the majority of strategies directly affecting aquatic environments in their quest to prevent childhood drowning. Drowning remains a significant public health concern as it is the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths for children 1-4 years, the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths […]


World Swim Day is October 26, 2019 and the National Drowning Prevention Alliance is proud to sponsor this year’s virtual swim with MySwimPro. Swimmers who participate have a chance to win a variety of big prizes.  World Swim Day is an international holiday that empowers people around the world to be more active through swimming. […]

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What are “layers of protection”?

Drowning has been defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “the process of experiencing respiratory impairment from submersion/ immersion in liquid.” The outcome of a drowning incident can be classified as “death,” “morbidity,” and “no morbidity”. The more common terms used in discussions are “fatal” or “nonfatal” drownings. According to the CDC, drowning is […]

D&D Technologies: An NDPA Sustaining Sponsor

D&D Technologies is the founder and one of the sustaining sponsors of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance. It was thanks to their vision and effort that the NDPA was created in 2004 as a product of their commitment to preventing toddler drowning worldwide while working closely with, and contributing to, water safety organizations globally. Since […]

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June 10, 2019 Andrea WellsDirector, Marketing & Communicationsawells@phta.org PHTA Partner National Drowning Prevention Alliance Becomes a Proud Supporter (ALEXANDRIA, VA)—The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is proud to announce that our safety partner the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) supports the adoption of International Swimming Pool & Spa Code (ISPSC) to help save lives […]


5 Water Safety Facts

Water Safety is defined as the procedures, precautions and policies associated with safety in, on and around bodies of water, where there is a risk of injury or drowning. It has applications in several occupations, sports and recreational activities, and above all at home and in real life. Since drowning is the number one cause […]

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The NDPA: An Educational Resource

As an educational resource for the United States and beyond, the National Drowning Prevention Alliance strives to place emphasis on research, awareness, and policy changes to impact the incidence of toddler drownings in swimming pools, bathtubs, spas and jacuzzis. The result has been an unprecedented growth and presence in national and local drowning prevention efforts. […]