The City of Tempe Parks and Recreation division is encouraging the community to be water aware in May during National Water Safety Month, a joint effort of the World Waterpark Association, the American Red Cross, the National Recreation and Park Association and the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance.
Enjoying water recreational activities together with friends and family is one of life’s great pleasures, especially during the hot summer months. Tragically, in the U.S., drowning is the single leading cause of unintended death for children ages 1 to 4, the second leading cause for kids 4 to 14 and the third for adolescents ages 5 to 17.
But loss of life from drowning can and should be prevented by making sure kids and adults follow these five safety tips:
Tempe helps educate parents and children in staying safe in and around the water. Information can be found at tempe.gov/pools including a proclamation by the State of Arizona recognizing May as Water Safety Month.
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