May 19, 2023

On today's show, Adrian and Ethan discuss water safety.

Warm weather is quickly approaching and we’re all eager to enjoy a little fun in the sun. So, it’s only fitting that May is National Water Safety Month.

Whether you plan to hit the waves at the beach, lounge around the local pool or go tubing down the river at a water park, there is a staggering statistic to keep in mind. Roughly 4,000 Americans drown each year, and one in five children who drown do so in a pool with a lifeguard present.

Drowning is a leading cause of death for children. In the United States: More children ages 1–4 die from drowning than any other cause of death except birth defects. For children ages 1–14, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death after motor vehicle crashes.

A child can drown in less than two inches of water!

And keep in mind that drowning is almost always a deceptively quiet event. The waving, splashing and yelling that television prepares us to look for is rarely seen in real life.