Make a safe SPLASH this summer with MWR Aquatics
23 Jun 2017
By Robin Hillyer Miles, Special contributor to Navy Installations Command Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Through this summer's SPLASH campaign, the Navy Installations Command's Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Fitness program is educating parents and youth on swimming pool safety and the dangers associated with unsupervised swimming.
"The Navy MWR Fitness SPLASH campaign was developed in an effort to educate our patrons on pool safety and the importance of staying alert while swimming," said Ira Seth, MWR Fitness Specialist at Navy Installations Command.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 10 people die from unintentional drowning every day. Of these, two are children ages 14 or younger. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury deaths in the United States.