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Learn to Swim

Designed with children's safety in mind, Water PalsTM offers a complete line of water confidence and safety products for beginner, intermediate and advanced swimmers, ranging between the ages of one to six years old. The Water Pals mission is to save and protect children's lives by creating awareness, educating consumers and driving funding for a National Water Safety Campaign.

USA Childhood
Drowning Statistics:

· Drowning is the second leading cause of injury-related death for children (less than 15 years of age), accounting for 1,003 deaths in 1998.¹

· Among children between the ages of 0-4 years, 60-90% of drownings occur in residential pools.²

· For every child who drowns, four more are hospitalized for near drowning.³

· Drowning is the greatest summer risk for children ages 14 and under, increasing 96 percent above average during the summer.³
References
¹ National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). National Mortality Data, 1998. Hyattsville (MD): NCHS 2000.
² US Consumer Product Safety Commission Clearinghouse, Washington DC, (301) 504-0424.
³ National SAFE KIDS Campaign, Washington DC, (202) 662-0600

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