Stop the Drowning

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Stop The Drowning

It happens several times a day, all summer long.  Children are drowning in backyard swimming pools.  Review the facts about drowning here.

We have all heard the warnings and we all know about the products we should own to make our pools safe.  The safety products include pool safety fences, pool and gate alarms and pool covers.  Above ground pools should have a safety ladder that either has removable outside steps or ones that swing up and lock into place.  The common sense stuff includes never leave your children unattended around water.

Somehow the products and the warnings are not enough.  Children are still drowning in swimming pools.  Is there a way we can all help educate pool owners about the risks?

With your help maybe we can save a child's life.  Maybe we can save hundreds.

If you have a story about a child drowning in a pool please share it with us here.  If you know anyone with a pool that is not safe for kids please send them here.  If you have ideas that would help parents make their pools safer please let us know.

All of the submissions are listed under the invitation.  If you have kids and a pool spend a few minutes and read some of the pages below.  Let's get together and make a difference.  Saving a child's live has got to be worth a few minutes of your time.  Thanks



Let's all help stop the drowning.

The stories that are the hardest to tell may just be the ones that do the most good.

What Other Visitors Have Said

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I'm Under The Water 
Hi Dennis, Just about 5 weeks ago I took a niece (10 yrs) and nephew (5 yrs) to the pool. In they jumped. The 5 yr old had a noodle to hold on to. I was …

Deep End Was Over My Head 
I absolutely agree that you cannot be too careful when it comes to children and swimming pools. Many, many years ago as a child of five or six I got a …

Pool Stories 
My one negative water experience was during swimming lessons at the Y as a small child. I was probably five or six. We were holding onto the side of the …

Face Down In The Water 
When my daughter was probably 1 or 2 we had a swimming pool in the backyard. I had her up on a floating raft and asked hubby to keep an eye on her while …

Near Drowning 
I was 9 when I was found floating on my stomach in a public pool. That experience was one of the scariest of my life, and yes I was very lucky. I still …

Pool And Six Kids 
Hey Dennis, I have six kids, and for twenty-five years (and counting) I have seen them try to kill themselves (in rotation, of course) at least once a …

Drowning and Tommy Lee 
Tommy Lee was found not guilty of negligence in the suit filed by German actress Ursula Karven-Veres and television producer James Veres. Their four year …

Pool Drownings 
Children drown in swimming pools many times a day. This all happened in the last day and a half and all of them in above ground pools. I am sure you …

Drowning Statistic 
Stats from the US: "In 1993, there were 1,334 drownings and 528 firearm-related accidental deaths from ages 0-19. Firearms outnumber pools by a factor …

Amy Drowned 
My neighbors had an above ground pool installed a few years ago. Mary was pregnant at the time. They had an oval pool installed half way in the ground. …

Pool Fence and Alarm 
We had an above ground pool installed last year. Our two children are very young and we felt an above ground was safer than an in ground. In a few years, …

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