Drowning Prevention

The Shocking Stats:

  • Every day in the U.S., 10 people die from drowning and 20% of them are children 14 or younger.
  • In California, drowning is the leading cause of death for children under 14.
  • More than 70% of children who drown were under adult supervision and out of sight for less than five minutes.
  • Children are fourteen times more likely to die in a swimming pool than in a car
  • Amazingly - 58% of parents do not consider drowning a threat to their children!

Ten Tips to Stay Safe in the Water

  1. Supervise, Supervise, Supervise! - Tragedy can strike in seconds!
  2. Buddy up - Never swin alone
  3. Teach your kids to swim
  4. Learn CPR
  5. Feet first - Never dive into shallow or unknown water
  6. Keep rescue equipment nearby. Inflatable toys are not life preservers

  7. Avoid alcohol

  8. Know what drowning looks like
  9. Follow the rules - adhere to all rules and warning flags
  10. Know your limits - don't try to swim further than you can or hold your breath


Health Care Agency
2323 Knoll Drive
Ventura, CA 93003
Ambulatory Care-Medical Clinics
2323 Knoll Drive 
Ventura, CA 93003
Behavioral Health
1911 Williams Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
Public Health
2240 E. Gonzales Road
Oxnard, CA 93036
Santa Paula Hospital
825 N. Tenth Street
Santa Paula, CA 93061
Ventura County Medical Center
3291 Loma Vista Road
Ventura, CA 93003
HCA Human Resources
2323 Knoll Drive 
Ventura, CA 93003
Ventura County Health Care Plan
2220 E. Gonzales Road
Suite 210 B

Oxnard, CA 93036