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Water Safety Program

Center for Family Health & Safety Department

The drowning rate for Arizona children ages one to four years old is nearly double the national average. Effective supervision and proper use of safety devices dramatically reduces drowning risk.

The water safety program supports families by promoting a better understanding of developmental norms for children. Through educational workshops, materials and messaging, parents learn to manage stress, minimize distractions and respond to emergencies. A leader in the state for the issue, the water safety program also engages in ongoing research.

You can keep swim time safe with our simple, clear and easy plan. Check out our video for tips to choose and fit a life jacket, be a great “Boss of the Pool,” and more. (See video en español)

Water Safety for Teens (PDF)
Seguridad de los Adolescentes en el Agua (PDF)

Request a Toyota Water Safety Kit

Thanks to the support of Valley Toyota Dealers, these free water safety kits help parents reduce risk for toddlers, with tips to reduce parent stress and distractions at the pool area. Kits include a bag, a towel, a “Pool Boss” card and infographics.

Toyota Emergency Preparedness (PDF)
Toyota Life Jackets (PDF)

To request a kit, contact us at 602-933-1712 or

Request a Playing it Safe Workshop

Thanks to our partnership with SRP, “Playing it Safe” workshops help parents and caregivers of children ages five and under reduce stress at the pool with a custom water safety plan. Free workshops are one hour in length.

SRP Pool Parties (PDF)
SRP Life Jackets (PDF)

Playing it Safe Promotion (PDF)
Playing it Safe Workshop Information (PDF)

To request a class, contact us at 602-933-1712 or

Request Purple Ribbons for August

August is a high risk time for child drownings. That's why Phoenix Children’s founded the "Drowning Impact Awareness Month" purple ribbon campaign in 2004 to reduce risk.

To join the effort to #BeH2OAware:

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