Statistics2018-12-20T22:06:05+00:00

According to the CDC, “Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1-4.”

From the USA Swimming Foundation:

Socio-Economic and Race/Ethnicity Differences

  • 64% of African-American children have no or low swimming ability
  • 45% of Hispanic/Latino children have no or low swimming ability
  • 40% of Caucasian children have no or low swimming ability
  • 79% percent of children in families with household income less than $50,000 have no/low swimming ability
  • Children who qualify for free or reduced school lunch programs are 63% less likely to have good swimming ability
  • 76% of parents reported that their children would be more likely to want to participate in swimming if they saw a talented swimmer that looked like them
  • 65% of African-American children would like to swim more than they do
Family is Significant 
  • If parent specified good swimming ability, their children are 4.3 times more likely to have good swimming ability
  • If parents have no/low swimming ability, there’s a high likelihood their children won’t have good swimming skills (78% for African-American children, 62% among Hispanic/Latino children and 67% for Caucasian children)
  • Children who swim with their family are 2.7 times more likely to be good swimmers
 
Fear
  • Children who are afraid of drowning are 67% more likely to have low/no swimming ability
  • African-American children and their parents are three times more fearful of drowning than Caucasian children and parents
  • Children who know how to be safer around water are 3.7 times more likely to have good swimming ability


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