Every Child a Swimmer Law

Florida Statute 1003.225 states that: Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, each public school shall provide, to a parent who initially enrolls his or her child in the school, information on the important role water safety education courses and swimming lessons play in saving lives.

Swimming Safety Information

Why is Water Safety Important?

Drowning Facts in the U.S.:

  • According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the leading cause of death in children aged 1-4. A new Florida law, though, is aiming to change that.
  • Most kids with nonfatal drowning injuries need emergency room care. Half of them will need further care, often in a hospital.
  • Surviving a drowning can leave someone with severe brain damage.
  • Data from the Red Cross, though, shows that swim lessons can reduce the risk of a child drowning by close to 88%.

For more information please visit: everychildaswimmer.org

Swimming Lessons in Lake County

South Lake Aquatic Club Information

(352) 234-6122

Golden Triange YMCA Aquatics Information

(352) 343-1144

Every Child a Swimmer Flyer - Contains the same text as above.