Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County

Education is the center piece in drowning prevention, therefore the DPC is committed to providing high quality water safety education in multiple settings and venues.

  • Palm Beach County School District
    (Over 24,000 students participated in FY 2012)
  • Other Educational Programs
    (Over 3,000 students participated in FY 2012)
  • Summer Camps
    (2,411 students participated in FY 2012)
  • Social event venues
    (Over 170,000 impressions in FY 2012)
  • Train U Series for Educators
    (In partnership with The Palm Beach County School District and currently under construction)

To request a water safety education presentation please complete a Water Safety request form and submit via email to astewart@pbcgov.org. Forms can also be faxed to: 561.616.7084

Services We Provide

Education: Organizations, educational programs, facilities, and summer camps can schedule an interactive water safety program for their participants. Activities are age-appropriate and may include build-a-bear, life jacket relay races, water safety bingo, stories, crafts and more. All activities are available at no cost and are conducted at the organization site. Programs are land-based.

PDF document Drowning Prevention Swim Bucks: The DPC offers vouchers for qualified PBC resident children aged 3 - 12

Drowning Prevention and Autism

Drowning risks for children with autism can be 5 - 14 times more likely to occur compared to children without autism. Children with autism tend to be fascinated by water, therefore parents and caregivers must be vigilant and have a crisis plan in case of emergency.

PDF document Drowning Prevention and Autism Brochure

  • Parents and caregivers should educate themselves on drowning prevention. Refer to the education checklist on our website.
  • Share your plan with family, neighbors and emergency personnel along with identifying your child as special needs.
  • Get swim lessons for your child along with water safety training, basic rescue training for everyone in contact with your child.
  • Children who tend to wander are at high risk for drowning.
  • Parents and caregivers are encourged to obtain electronic tracking bracelets to speed recovery of a child who wanders, but remember these devices will not take the place of vigilance.

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ABCDs of Water Safety