The U.S. National Water Safety Action Plan is in the process of being developed by the water safety and drowning prevention community. The planning process pulls knowledge and experience from key stakeholders across the U.S. to create a comprehensive, evidence based, realistic, and excitable plan.
The World Health Organization recommends that all countries create a Water Safety Plan which addresses the nation’s drowning problem. A Steering Committee has been formed to guide the development of this Plan, but it will take all of us, pulling together, to create and execute a Plan which transforms water safety in the U.S. to help save lives, now and for generations to come.
The Steering Committee for the National Water Safety Action Plan is made up of a passionate group of stakeholders and influencers from organizations with water safety and drowning prevention as part of their mission. The Steering Committee is charged with providing strategic oversight and guidance in the development of the action plan, including supporting the activities of the working groups:
Dr. Linda Quan, Pediatrician and Researcher, American Academy of Pediatrics
Connie Harvey, Director of the Aquatics Centennial Initiative, American Red Cross
David Bell, Aquatics Subcommittee, Boy Scouts of America
Rebecca Wear Robinson, Founder and President, Make the Minute Matter
Adam Katchmarchi, Executive Director, National Drowning Prevention Alliance
Morag MacKay, Director of Research, Safe Kids Worldwide (Committee Chair)
Megan Ferraro, Executive Director, The ZAC Foundation
Tina Dessart, Program Director, USA Swimming Foundation
Lindsay Mondick, Director, Innovative Priorities – Movement Services, YMCA of the USA