Why Diversity in Aquatics is Necessary

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According to the World health Organization...

 
 
 

360k 

 

Estimated annual unintentional drowning deaths worldwide

 
 
 

90%

 

Of unintentional drowning deaths happen in low and middle income countries

 
 
 

14 

 

Drowning is one of the top 5 causes of death for people between 1 to 14 years of age

 
 
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The economically active in the United States

account for nearly half of unintentional drowning deaths.

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Low income, ethnic minorities, and rural populations

are at higher risk of drowning.

 
 

According to the Centers for Disease Control...

 
 
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From 2005 – 2014 there were approximately 10 unintentional drowning deaths per day.

 

One in five American’s who die from drowning are children 14 and younger.

 

Children ages 1 – 4 have the highest drowning rates.

 

Nearly 80% of Americans who die from drowning are male.

 

Black children 5 – 19 drown at rates 5.5 times higher than white children in pools.

 

Black children 11-12 drown in pools at rates 10 times those of whites.
 
 
 

According to USA Swimming & the University of Memphis...

 

79% 

 

Of children in low-income families have little to no swim ability.

64, 45, & 40

 

Percent of Black, Hispanic, and White children, respectively, have little to no swim ability. 

13%

 

Chance that a child will learn to swim if their parent(s) don't know how to. 

 
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