We strive to educate Texans about water risks in order to prevent drowning deaths.
Texas has a large number of residential, apartment, and community swimming pools, lakes, rivers, ponds, and even the ocean on the southern border of Texas. Tragically, in September 2012, Texas was named the number one state in the United States for pool drowning deaths. In order to draw attention to this issue, the result of which is robbing Texans of their loved ones, a 501 c3 non-profit called the Texas Drowning Prevention Alliance was formed. The purpose of this organization is (1) to work to join all existing individual and community drowning efforts together under one umbrella so as to strategize and implement effective statewide drowning prevention efforts through education and legislation, and, (2) to disseminate information to the entire population of Texas at all levels on ways in which we can all take an active part in helping to save our precious kids and at-risk adults from fatal drowning deaths.
Texas Drowning Prevention Alliance has been able to secure the direct involvement of diversified partners in the Dallas-Ft. Worth communities, and are gaining momentum in Houston, San Antonio, and across the great State of Texas. Current Texas Drowning Prevention Alliance partners include the Texas Pediatric Society, Texas Fire Chiefs Association, Texas Parks and Wildlife Association, major hospitals in Dallas-Ft. Worth, various municipalities, the National Drowning Prevention Alliance, the American Red Cross, code enforcement in Dallas and Ft. Worth, as well as swim schools and various pool fencing companies.
The Texas Drowning Prevention Alliance was started in September 2011 by a small group of advocates, all of which possessed a passion for devising ways to assist in the prevention of the drowning of all of the citizens of Texas. Patterning the Alliance after what had been accomplished in Florida, Arizona, and Long Island, New York, the Texas Drowning Prevention Alliance initially organized a diversified sphere of partners in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, with the overall goal of repeating the initial pattern of local organizational development throughout Texas. By March, 2012 the Alliance had developed a unified water safety message so that Alliance partners could each disseminate that message to the communities in which they are involved.