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 do not know how to swim, go home today and tell your parents that you want to learn. It’s one of the best decisions you’ll ever make.