Be a Part of International Water Safety Day
International Water Safety Day is Tuesday, May 15. The annual event was created six years ago in order spread awareness of the ongoing drowning pandemic and to educate people about water safety. A record number of groups are participating this year including the American Red Cross, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Pool Safely Campaign and Diversity in Aquatics.
“International Water Safety Day has become water safety’s loudest sounding board,” said Connie Harvey, Director of the Red Cross Aquatics Centennial Campaign. “It provides a platform for our collective voices to be heard to teach children and adults how to be safer in, on and around water and prevent drowning.”
The American Red Cross has produced and distributed 1 million International Water Safety
Day stickers throughout the world as part of a water safety lesson on May 15th. The free
Community Lesson Plan and other resources are available at internationalwatersafetyday.org.
Events across the globe include:
DO YOUR PART, BE WATER SMART
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.