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Water Safety for Teens


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Drowning is preventable – this is why drowning prevention awareness is so important. In Washington state, more teens drown than young children.

For 15-to-19-year-olds, drowning is the second most common cause of unintentional injury and death in Washington. Teenage boys are more likely to drown than teenage girls. Most teens drown in lakes, rivers and ponds.

For every person who died by drowning, it is estimated that there are around 300 people who almost drowned.

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Summer 2014: Good Growing Newsletter

In This Issue

  • Understanding the Power and Influence of Role Models
  • Legal Marijuana Means Greater Poisoning Risks for Children
  • Why Choose Pediatric Emergency Care?

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Passion for Prevention


Dynamic duo strive to stop drowning deaths through research, outreach and advocacy.