Water Safety Champion

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Water Safety Champion. As a pediatrician, you are in a unique position to save the lives of children beyond office visits.

Water Safety Champion

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Water Safety Champion. As a pediatrician, you are in a unique position to save the lives of children beyond office visits.

A Program Made Possible by The Chuck & Ernestina Kreutzkamp Foundation’s Initiative to End Childhood Drowning

The CEK Foundation - Initiative to End Childhood Drowning

Why Become A Water Safety Champion?

Drowning is the single leading cause of death for children ages 1-4, and the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for children ages 5-18.

Through your interactions with children during critical times in their lives, you have the power to influence them on the importance of water safety.

By becoming a Water Safety Champion and sharing the Layers of Protection, you’re showing parents you care about more than just providing healthcare for their kids—you’re giving them peace of mind to keep their children safe beyond office visits.

Showcase your Water Safety Champion Status by accessing exclusive free downloads, social content, printables, and other free resources available in your Water Safety Champion toolkit after sign up.

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Know The Layers Of Protection

Do your part to prevent the tragedy of drowning by implementing these Layers Of Protection.

Barriers

Barriers
Four-sided fencing with self-closing self-latching gates, door and window alarms, and safety covers can help make sure kids don't get to the water unsupervised.

Supervision

Supervision
Close, constant, and capable adult supervision anytime children are in or around water. Swimming where lifeguards are present is also recommended.

Water Competency

Water Competency
Every child and adult should be equipped with the skills to protect themselves in water.

Life Jackets

Life Jackets
Use life jackets when appropriate. Life Jackets protect you when you're not expecting to be in the water, especially around open water and while boating. All life jackets should be tested and approved by the USCG.

Emergency Preparation

Emergency Preparation
Drowning is silent and happens fast. Knowing CPR (w/ rescue breaths) and basic water rescue can make the difference between life and death.

Layers Work Together

Layers of Protection
Using all layers together is the only way to reduce the risk of drowning. You never know which layer will save a life.

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