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70% of African Americans Can't Swim - May is National Drowning Prevention Month
Agnes Davis, CEO, swim swim swim I Say, Talks Life Saving Tips In The Water;
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The mission of sssIS is to introduce swimming as an empowerment tool and total body exercise while encouraging children and families to stay active while reducing diabetes, hypertension and stress.
Since the month of May is the ushering of warm weather throughout the United States, it is fittingly designated as National Drowning Prevention Month. According to the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA.org), drowning is the 5th leading cause of unintentional injury deaths for all ages in the United States; and, 2ndleading cause of accidental death amongst children.
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Agnes Davis' 5 Tips to Water Safety:
1)Don't panic.Floating on one's back and treading water are great survival techniques; this allows the swimmer to conserve energy and be in a position to signal for help
2) Don't dive into water. It's dangerous since you can't see the bottom of the water, and accidents can happen including serious spinal injury
3) Trust the help. Lifeguards are an important part of water safety. Only swim where lifeguards are present
4) Get a buddy. Swimming is more fun when you have a partner, please don't swim alone
5) Invest in lessons. Swimming lessons, as noted by the Center of Disease Control, is the best prevention against drowning and staying safe
For additional information about swim swim swim I SAY, (http://www.swimswimswimisay.com) and to book Agnes Davis as a speaker or schedule an interview, contact Karen Taylor Bass, firstname.lastname@example.org, 917-509-3061.
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