Entries by NDPA Admin

Paradise News

Keep your kids safe around pools or at the beach during a family gathering. Did you know that an average of 10 fatal drowning incidents occur daily in the U.S. and drowning is the single leading cause of death among children 1-4 years old.  The National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) believes that through education, awareness, and advocacy we can reduce drowning accidents and aquatic injuries by making this a priority year-round. For more tips, visit www.ndpa.org.

Drowning Facts – Have We Hit a Crisis Point in America?

The issue of drowning prevention and mitigating pool-related fatalities go hand-in-hand. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) annual drowning report, fatal child drownings and nonfatal drowning injuries in children under the age of 15 remain high and nonfatal drownings spiked by 17% in 2021.

Pool Magazine Podcast

Recently, we spoke with Dr. Adam Katchmarchi, Executive Director of the NDPA. He believes we have hit a crisis point in our country and that we need begin taking definitive steps if we want to make a serious impact. Learn more about what is being done, and what still needs to be done in order to create safer swimming environments for our children.

From the NDPA Board President’s Pen

In his last official act as President of the NDPA Board of Directors, Blake Collingsworth has issued himself a pardon from all future committee assignments. As we know, Blake’s courage and compassion in support of NDPA’s mission is tireless and arguably unparalleled. Thus, as my first act as President of the NDPA Board of Directors, […]

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-20) Receives Lighthouse Award and Becomes the Water Safety Champion at the National Water Safety Conference

Over 300 engaged water safety advocates came together, in person and virtually, at the 21st annual National Water Safety Conference presented by the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA). This annual event is the gathering place of multiple different sectors, stakeholders, and advocates who believe “Drowning IS Preventable.” The highlight of the week was a live Q&A session with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chair Alex Hoehn-Saric. After the session, Nancy Baker, who’s daughter the act was named after, officially made them Water Safety Champions, the NDPA’s new national water safety awareness campaign launching this summer.