Category: Drowning

This summer, FREE Beach Swimming Lessons will be hosted at all Seattle area lifeguarded swimming beaches for children ages 6-16. Sign up today for a midday or evening session! Beach Midday Sessions: Monday – Friday,…

In support of the Swim Seattle Initiative (a FREE drowning prevention and educational swim program championed by Mayor Harrell), Seattle Parks and Recreation successfully hosted Washington State Parks’ first annual Water Safety Day at Rainier Beach…

Summer is nearing… get ready for swimming!  As part of the Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) commitment to equitable and accessible programming, Swim Seattle is offering all scholarship-eligible youth FREE Beginner Swim Lessons. Swim Seattle is…

Improving Health Outcomes through our Cultures, Communities & Connections Each April, the HIPRC raises public awareness on National Minority Health Month (NMHM). This year’s NMHM theme is about understanding how the unique environments, cultures, histories,…

APRIL “ POOLS”  is a National Drowning Prevention initiative that focuses on water safety skills during the month of April (and into May) in preparation for the summer season. Learning water safety skills AT ANY…

How do the numbers differ? The NEW 988 Lifeline A support number that provides lifesaving suicide prevention and crisis services to people struggling with mental health. Learn more >> 911 An emergency number currently used…

The HIPRC in collaboration with Seattle Children’s, Harborview Medical Center, Washington State University Vancouver, and Public Health – Seattle and King County are working with The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle’s (ULMS) Summer University. For…

Most drownings are preventable through strategies such as restricting swimming areas, posting warning signs and fencing the perimeters of pools and waterways. Lifeguards are an essential part of these strategies, as a vast majority of…

Originally posted on American Academy of Pediatrics Newsroom As summer kicks off and families enjoy water activities, the American Academy of Pediatrics encourages families to plan multiple layers of protection to keep everyone safe –…

The City of Auburn held a Juneteenth Celebration, June 18, 2023 at Les Grove Park. The celebration helps commemorate the annual holiday, Juneteenth which celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. The HIPRC,…

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