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)
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.
To request a kit, contact us at 602-933-1712 or email@example.com.
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.
To request a class, contact us at 602-933-1712 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
- Wear a purple awareness ribbon. Pick one up at any of the following locations:
- Take a CPR Awareness Training class. For information, visit: www.srpnet.com/safety/home/water.aspx.
- Check out and share social media messaging, like our video with a very special family story. Watch the video on the Hospital's Facebook page.