Drowning By The Numbers
Drowning is an epidemic that hits low-income families and children of color the hardest, with Black children aged 5-19 five and a half times as likely as white children in the same age group to die from drowning. In Detroit, nearly 80% of children residing in households with incomes below $50,000 do not know how to swim and a substantial 70% of youth have little to no swim experience.
We are working with community partners to reverse these trends to save lives by increasing access to free swim lessons and lifesaving water skills through the expansion of its Everyone in the Pool swim initiative.
Lets Get Everyone in the Pool
Hear from partners and participants about why these programs are so important by clicking the thumbnail below to watch the short film.
Together we can reverse the staggering statistics.
Thank You to All Our Current Partners