“All it took was a few seconds.” These are truly some of the most heartbreaking words any parent could utter or hear.

That’s why Knoxville Survival Swim Academy exists. Our passion and goal is to do all we can to prevent those words from ever being spoken or heard. Obviously our main way of doing that is through our survival swim lessons, but thankfully there’s an abundance of resources out there to help keep parents informed and equipped to keep their kids safe around water.

Here’s a list of some of our favorite water-safety resources:

Tennessee-based water-safety advocate Nicole Hughes
Link: https://www.levislegacy.com

Facts, risk factors, resources and more on drowning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Link: https://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Water-Safety/waterinjuries-factsheet.html

“Prevention of Drowning” studies and strategies by the American Academy of Pediatrics
Link: https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/143/5/e20190850

Global facts on drowning and prevention strategies by the World Health Organization
Link: https://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/drowning

Drowning Prevention Toolkit by the American Academy of Pediatrics
Link: https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/campaigns/drowning-prevention/Pages/default.aspx

“Association Between Swimming Lessons and Drowning in Childhood,” case-control study by Drs. Brenner, Taneja, Haynie, et al.
Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4151293/

“The Danger of Puddle Jumpers” by The Conservative Mom
Link : https://theconservativemom.com/2019/07/12/the-danger-of-puddle-jumpers/

“Swimming with Puddle Jumpers and Arm Floaties Actually Put Children More at Risk” by Texas Swim Academy
Link: https://texasswimacademy.com/swimming-with-puddle-jumpers-and-arm-floaties-actually-put-children-more-at-risk/

Have a Resource for Our List?

We’d love to hear about! We’re always happy to help make quality resources as available as possible. Contact us today and tell us about it so we can add it to our list!