- 1 / 5 drowning deaths in US are children 14 & younger
- Minorities -African American children 5-19 drown in pools at rates 5.5 x higher than whites.
- Among 11-12-year-olds, African Americans drown in pools at rates 10x those of whites.
- Cause of more deaths among children 1-4 than any other except birth defects.
American Pool Enterprises, Inc has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Camden County to offer free basic swimming lessons for kids.
The first event on December 28, 2017 was a success with 9 participants.
“Yesterday was a complete success!!! I had to go just to put my eyes on it. It was a very inspirational experience for me. Seeing what our work does. I saw a difference in these kids in 1 hour. To just have their attention to talk about pool safety (they were listening). It’s 9 potential fewer statistics”
Sabraya Isaacs, Corporate Safety Director, American Pool Enterprises, Inc.