Experienced A Near-Drowning? You’re Not Alone…

Some scary facts for you to consider, following a recent Red Cross survey*:

  • * Of those surveyed, 48 percent reported a near-drowning experience.
  • * Nearly 1 in 3 said they had a near-drowning scare between the ages of 5 and 15.
  • While more than 90 percent of people plan to participate in water-related activities this summer, nearly half of parents with children between the ages of 3 and 17 plan to engage in activities where no lifeguard would be on duty.
  • According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on water-related injuries, the drowning rate in the United States averages nine people per day.
  • Twenty-five percent of fatal drownings involving children 14 and younger.
  • Nearly one in three parents (30 percent) believe that “floaties” are better than supervision, though we stress that floaties cannot be used as a substitute!

With Memorial Day coming up this weekend, now’s the time to think about Learn To Swim, water safety and CPR/first aid classes. Give us a call at 503-284-1234 or just visit our website.

* The telephone survey of 1,002 U.S. adults 18 years and older on March 20-23, conducted by CARAVAN®, Opinion Research Corporation. Margin of error is +/- 3.1 percent at the 95% confidence level.