Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso, Texas

Learn to Swim - Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso, Texas

Introduce your baby to the water early.

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Learn to Swim - Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso, Texas

Learn to Swim

Partners


Infant Swim Lessons

ISR Self-Rescue skills can and do save lives.  However, the number one defense against drowning of young children is effective supervision. Your child is not the only one who learns during lessons. Part of ISR’s comprehensive program involves education about specific ways you can protect your children from water hazards. ISR survival swimming techniques are an integral part of your families drowning prevention program.   ISR lessons are 4-6 weeks in duration, Monday-Friday for no longer than 10 minutes a day. Each lesson is one-on-one and customized to the developmental level of each child.  Babies who can crawl – generally six months to 12 months old– learn to hold their breath underwater, roll onto their back to float, rest and breathe.  Children who can walk, generally one year of age and older (up to six years)– learn to hold their breath under water, swim with their head down and eyes open, roll onto their back to float, rest and breathe, and roll back over to resume swimming until they reach the side of the pool and can crawl out.  

Since statistics show that 86% of all children who drown are fully clothed at the time, during the final week of lessons, while under the watchful eye of an Instructor, each of our students has the opportunity to practice their ISR Self-Rescue skills in both their summer and winter clothes.

For more information on finding an instructor in your area, please visit:

www.infantswim.com


Resources

A list of helpful resources, links, and downloads are below.

Water Safety Rules

Drowning_Prevention_Coalition_of_El__Paso_Resources_2020_for_2.pdf

Drowning Prevention Month May 2022.

We have many educational materials that parents or teachers can use to teach water safety to students.

**Check Out Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/DrowningPreventionCoalitionofElPaso and Web Page www.dpcelpaso.org

for activities you can use for your students in the classroom.

The Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso each year hosts Drowning Prevention Week as a way to reach out to area school students, teachers and parents about the importance of water safety, learning to swim and the importance of these three simple yet powerful words, “Respect the Water”. The week culminates with May Day Hands Only CPR with the El Paso Fire Department and the Fire Training Academy at Ascarate Park.

The Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso will host Drowning Prevention in May with virtual speakers emphasizing water safety and drowning prevention tips to elementary students in area schools as the swim season gets into high gear.

Please go online to www.dpcelpaso.org for info on Drowning Prevention Week/Month to download free handouts, brochures and water safety tips.

DPC Resources/Tips for Teachers

DPC BROCHURE

Kids Safety Tips

Card English/Spanish Rules

Water Safety Rules

Drowning Prevention Tips by Eastwood High Swim Team-

DPC YouTube Water Safety Videos

FREE WATER WATCHER CARD

10 Water Safety Lessons from Burleson Fire Dept

[Texas 2022 Drowning Statistics]{:target=”blank”} (http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Prevention_and_Early_Intervention/Child_Drownings/default.asp)

Pool Safely https://www.poolsafely.gov/

Drowning Prevention Safety Rules

Download our water safety info! DPC Brochure


Parents

Downloads

SafeKids Water Safety Tips (https://www.safekids.org/watersafety)


TEACHERS

DOWNLOADS/DPC WATER SAFETY RESOURCES

DPC Resources/Tips for Teachers

DPC WATER SAFETY BROCHURE DPC BROCHURE

DPC ENGLISH/Spanish Rules Card Card English/Spanish Rules

Children’s Grief Center El Paso http://www.cgcelpaso.org/

Kid Safety Rules Safety Tips

Water Safety Rules

Hands Only CPR

Drowning Prevention Month May 2022.

We have many educational materials that parents or teachers can use to teach water safety to students.

**Check Out Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/DrowningPreventionCoalitionofElPaso and Web Page www.dpcelpaso.org

for activities you can use for your students in the classroom.

The Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso each year hosts Drowning Prevention Week as a way to reach out to area school students, teachers and parents about the importance of water safety, learning to swim and the importance of these three simple yet powerful words, “Respect the Water”. The week culminates with May Day Hands Only CPR with the El Paso Fire Department and the Fire Training Academy at Ascarate Park.

The Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso will host Drowning Prevention in May with virtual speakers emphasizing water safety and drowning prevention tips to elementary students in area schools as the swim season gets into high gear.

Please go online to www.dpcelpaso.org for info on Drowning Prevention Week/Month to download free handouts, brochures and water safety tips.

DPC Resources/Tips for Teachers

DPC BROCHURE

Kids Safety Tips

Card English/Spanish Rules

Water Safety Rules

Drowning Prevention Tips by Eastwood High Swim Team-

DPC YouTube Water Safety Videos

FREE WATER WATCHER CARD

10 Water Safety Lessons from Burleson Fire Dept

[Texas 2022 Drowning Statistics]{:target=”blank”} (http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Prevention_and_Early_Intervention/Child_Drownings/default.asp)

Safe Kids

(https://www.safekids.org/watersafety


Kids

Downloads

Safety Tips


Medical Providers

  • Drowning is the leading cause of death for infants and young children between the ages of 1-4
  • In 2007, there were 3,443 fatal unintentional drownings in the United States, averaging ten deaths per day.
  • Children under five and adolescents between the ages of 15-24 have the highest drowning rates.
  • Of all preschoolers who fatally drown, 70 percent are in the care of one or both parents at the time of the drowning and 75 percent are missing from sight for five minutes or less.

You can help us spread the word! Here are some helpful resources to use in your practice that can help educate families on the risks of drowning.

Links

Drowning Prevention Month May 2022.

We have many educational materials that parents or teachers can use to teach water safety to students.

**Check Out Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/DrowningPreventionCoalitionofElPaso and Web Page www.dpcelpaso.org

for activities you can use for your students in the classroom.

The Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso each year hosts Drowning Prevention Week as a way to reach out to area school students, teachers and parents about the importance of water safety, learning to swim and the importance of these three simple yet powerful words, “Respect the Water”. The week culminates with May Day Hands Only CPR with the El Paso Fire Department and the Fire Training Academy at Ascarate Park.

The Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso will host Drowning Prevention in May with virtual speakers emphasizing water safety and drowning prevention tips to elementary students in area schools as the swim season gets into high gear.

Please go online to www.dpcelpaso.org for info on Drowning Prevention Week/Month to download free handouts, brochures and water safety tips.

DPC Resources/Tips for Teachers

DPC BROCHURE

Kids Safety Tips

Card English/Spanish Rules

Water Safety Rules

Drowning Prevention Tips by Eastwood High Swim Team-

DPC YouTube Water Safety Videos

FREE WATER WATCHER CARD

10 Water Safety Lessons from Burleson Fire Dept

[Texas 2022 Drowning Statistics]{:target=”blank”} (http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Prevention_and_Early_Intervention/Child_Drownings/default.asp)

American Academy of Pediatrics 2019 New Policy

Policy Statement—Prevention of Drowning

Unintentional Drowning: Get the Facts

Protect the Ones You Love: Child Injuries are Preventable

Pool Safely

AAP Gives Updated Advice on Drowning Prevention

Downloads

National Drowning Statistics

Policy Statement - Prevention of Drowning

Community Awareness in Respecting the Water