Thank you for taking the time to learn more about water safety. Whether you’re a pro or a first-timer, safety is everyone’s responsibility. No one wants fun with friends and family to be disrupted by injury, or worse.
Children are at a higher risk than adults for drowning. Drowning is continually a leading cause of death in children up to the age of four.
There are approximately 8,000 non-fatal drownings every year. That’s twice the number of “fatal, unintentional drownings” (4,000). There are serious, long-term consequences to non-fatal drownings.
The overwhelming majority (80%) of fatal drownings are male.
People of color are at a significantly higher risk of drowning when compared to White people.
Alcohol use significantly increases the risk of drowning.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2021
Forever 15 is a program that was developed by Waco Lake U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Numerous other entities participated to make the program a success. Special thanks to Bosqueville ISD for participating and to Waco ISD for filming and production. Check out the video below.
Warning: This program is modeled after Shattered Dreams. Some of the content may be difficult to view but it is important to emphasize the importance of water safety.
The same program was performed with help from Lorena Middle School.