The FACTS on Child Drownings…
  • Drowning is the leading cause of accidental deaths for children ages 1-4
  • Most drowning happen in residential pools
  • Most infants under the age of one drown in a toilet, sink, bathtub, or bucket with as little as two inches of water
  • For every child that drowns, four others are hospitalized for near drowning, and as many as three suffer permanent brain damage
  • Nine out of 10 drowning deaths happen when a caregiver is supervising but not paying attention
  • Complete four-sided isolation fencing could prevent 50%-90% of all child related drownings and near drownings
The Stew Leonard III Children's Charity has helped numerous organizations with money and support…
  • Swim America Norwalk has taught 3,200 children how to swim
  • Danbury Regional Y has taught 1,030 with our scholarships
  • Stamford YMCA trained 50 life guards
  • Fairfield Y taught 8,129 students how to swim
  • Yonkers YMCA taught 11,430 students how to swim
  • Norwalk Y has taught 800 students how to swim
  • TRI-TOWN YMCA (Newington) Splash gave Swimming Lessons to 734 students
  • Clifton Boys and Girls Club taught 135 four-years olds how to swim
  • Hartford YMCA taught every 2nd grade student how to swim - Olympic Swimmer Janet Evans read and spoke to the children
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