Total Aquatic Programming and National Drowning Prevention Alliance Board of Directors have joined together to ensure the drowning data we post is as comprehensive as possible. New categories have been added. We have been collecting drowning data since 2008. This process involves about 1100-man hours per year plus cost for programs and support.
"I just wanted to let you know that I download your data every month and have been compiling data for Washington State. I use your data to talk about drowning cases in Washington. I was able to see that we had about twice as many drownings in Washington this summer compared to typical years due to COVID-19 though it is difficult to identify any causal relationships.
Your work is precious as there is no one else who is doing this kind of work. Thank you and keep up the magnificent work!"
You will notice a change in the way information is displayed on this month’s drowning main spreadsheet. All notes have been edited and incorporated into a table to the right of name-age-place columns. This will allow a quicker overview of drowning situations. We thank the NDPA for their support in our quest to improve the collection of drowning statistics. For the near future, all our data will remain free to those who are involved in drowning prevention initiatives.