Drowning is a leading cause of injury-related death in children. In 2006, fatal drowning claimed the lives of approximately 1100 US children younger than 20 years. A number of strategies are available to prevent these tragedies. As educators and advocates, pediatricians can play an important role in the prevention of drowning.

Prevention of Drowning. (2010). American Academy of Pediatrics,126(1). Retrieved from https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/pediatrics/126/1/178.full.pdf.