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Calling all educators and youth leaders!

International Water Safety Day is a global team effort. Through our network of educators, youth leaders, and volunteers we are able to reach exponentially more people. Our goal is to reach 1,000,000 students in-school or community activities on May 15th.

Interested in providing an in-class water safety lesson on May 15th? Sign up below! We will send you our simple 15-minute curriculum along with water safety stickers at no cost to you. **Last day to request stickers is May 1st!








Developed by Diversity in Aquatics and the American Red Cross

International Water Safety Day Resource Guide

IWSD Community Lesson and Handout Plan

IWSD Classroom Lesson and Handout Plan

IWSD Announcement Script

Invitation to Participate Letter Templates

IWSD International Letter
IWSD US School Districts Letter
IWSD Community Groups Letter

Pool Safely Pledges

Pool Safely Pledge
Pool Safely Handout
Pool Safely Signup Sheet

Participant Handout

Do your part, be water smart! Celebrate IWSD 2018!

Get Trained

International Water Safety Day, celebrated on May 15th each year, is designed to help spread global awareness of the ongoing drowning pandemic, and to educate youth in becoming safer in and around water. The lack of water safety education has propelled drownings worldwide.

According to the World Health Organization…

  • Every hour, every day, more than 40 people lose their lives to drowning;
  • 372,000 people drown each year, with those under 5 years old at greatest risk;
  • Globally, over half of all drowning deaths are under 25 years old.

If you or your children do not know how to swim, get started by enrolling in swim lessons today.  It’s one of the best decisions you’ll ever make.