One of the top causes of accidental death in the United States is drowning. While most drowning injuries are preventable, they most frequently occur in open bodies of water, swimming pools and spas. One of the most heartbreaking statistics is that 20% of drownings involve children under the age of 15. For every child that drowns, another five receive emergency treatment for non-fatal submersion injuries. Most drownings for children occur in the child’s home pool, while about a third of drownings occur at the home of friends, neighbors, or relatives. Most drownings or near-drownings happen during late spring and summer, with more fatalities in the South and West.