Drowning is the leading cause of injury death in U.S. children ages 1-4 years and the third leading cause of unintentional injury death in children and adolescents ages 5-19 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

The revised AAP policy statement Prevention of Drowning provides guidance and recommendations on best practices to help pediatricians work with their families and communities to decrease the risk of drowning. Learn more here!