Teens in life jackets

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.

Water Safety Tips from Seattle Children’s

Additional Water Safety Resources

  • H2O Smartz (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)