Why Diversity In Aquatics Is Necessary


According to the World health Organization...


360 k 


Estimated annual unintentional drowning deaths worldwide




Of unintentional drowning deaths happen in low and middle income countries




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


The economically active in the United States

account for nearly half of unintentional drowning deaths.


Low income, ethnic minorities, and rural populations

are at higher risk of drowning.


According to the Centers for Disease Control...

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...




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. 



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