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Clarksville Parks & Recreation and Howard’s Hope brings Free Swim Lessons to Clarksville

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN  Clarksville Parks and Recreation has teamed up with Howard’s Hopeto offer free swim lessons to Montgomery county children between the ages of 3 – 12 years old.

The Howard’s Hope “Flying Fish” program focuses on preventing juvenile drownings in Tennessee by funding swim lessons for children residing in economically disadvantaged households.

The funds for the Flying Fish program are provided by a grant from BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee Health Foundation and donations from private and corporate citizens throughout the United States.

Howard's Hope brings Free Swim Lessons to Clarksville

Howard’s Hope brings Free Swim Lessons to Clarksville

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Howard’s Hope teams with Clarksville Parks and Recreation to provide Free Swim Lessons

 

Howard's HopeClarksville, TN Howard’s Hope has partnered with Clarksville Parks and Recreation to offer free swim lessons to Montgomery county children between the ages of 3 – 12 years old.

The Howard’s Hope “Flying Fish” program focuses on preventing juvenile drownings in Tennessee by funding swim lessons for children residing in economically disadvantaged households.

The funds for the Flying Fish program are provided by a grant from BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee Health Foundation and donations from private and corporate citizens throughout the United States.

Howard's Hope Offering Free Swim Lessons Coming to Clarksville

Howard’s Hope Offering Free Swim Lessons Coming to Clarksville

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows how Quickly and Silently Children Can Drown Inside the Home

 

“But I was only gone for a moment…”

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says every year, nearly 90 children drown inside the home, and two-thirds of these deaths occur in the bathtub. A child can drown in as little as 2 inches of water, and it happens quickly and silently. Every one of these tragedies is preventable.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns consumers about hidden drowning hazards for small children in and around the home. Too many deaths are associated with common household products.

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission data shows most Child Drownings occur in Backyard Pools

 

No Entrapment Deaths Since 2008

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – A new report out today from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission  (CPSC)  reveals that children younger than age 5 represent more than 75 percent of all pool and spa submersion deaths and 78 percent of pool and spa submersion injuries in the United States involving children younger than 15 years of age.

Government data also show that African-American and Hispanic children between the ages of 5 and 14 are at a higher risk of drowning.

Girl in swimming pool

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission report shows 137 Child Drownings in Pools and Spas during Summer 2012

 

Initial summer drowning figures are only part of the annual toll

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – According to information compiled from media reports and released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Pool Safely campaign, 137 children younger than 15 years drowned in a pool or spa during the traditional summer season of Memorial Day to Labor Day this year.

An additional 168 children of that age required emergency response for near-fatal incidents in pools or spas during that period.

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CPSC Announces Pool and Spa Kids Safety Education Effort

 

Hundreds of pool and spa incidents since Memorial Day Weekend

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionHouston, TX — Halfway through the summer swimming season, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has seen news reports of more than 210 child drowning and non-fatal submersion incidents in pools and spas around the country since Memorial Day Weekend. In an effort to reduce these preventable incidents, CPSC and partners Safe Kids USA and the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) joined forces today to introduce a new kids safety education program. The centerpieces of the program are a multi-part educational video and an online activity, which are part of CPSC’s national Pool Safely campaign.

“Just one incident is one too many,” said Inez M. Tenenbaum, Chairman of the CPSC. “These statistics are a wake up call and a reminder that these tragic incidents are preventable. Our kids safety program is designed to teach parents and children simple water safety steps so that everyone will Pool Safely this summer. ”

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