New Jersey Swim Safety Alliance

New Jersey Swim Safety Alliance

Four young kids in a swimming pool with their swim instructor for water safety

Swimming Is A Life Skill

The main purpose of NJSSA is to unify all aquatic organizations into one cooperative, collaborative family.

The NJSSA serves our state by advocating for viable, safe conduct and enjoyment of the critical life skill of swimming.

Swimming is a life skill that everyone should learn. Our organization’s goal is to equip every NJ resident with the information and tools to help keep them and their loved ones safer in and around water.

Our Message of Safety, Hope, and Compassion

NJSSA wants to spread our message of water safety, hope, and compassion.

We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world.

Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team will work tirelessly each day to contribute to the greater good of swimming.

Father holding a smiling baby in a swimming pool

According to the CDC, drowning is the leading cause of death for children 1-4 after birth defects. And the second leading cause of accidental death for children 1-14. And drowning can happen quickly and silently.

88% of child drownings occur when at least one adult is present. The drowning risks change as your child grows and develops.

The toddler years bring the highest risk of drowning with the biggest threat being unexpected, unsupervised access to water such as pools, hot tubs, ponds, and standing water.

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Drownings in New Jersey

From August 2021 to August 2022, drowning has taken a tragic toll on families throughout New Jersey.

This map shows many of the drownings that occurred during this one-year time period, and includes the towns where those drownings occurred, the age and gender of each devastating loss of life.

Please take a few moments to view this important information brought to you by the US Swim School Association with information from Total Aquatic Programming LLC.

Seating at the state assembly

Please Support Bill A618

Bill A618 will require school districts to provide water safety instruction as part of New Jersey’s Student Learning Standards for Comprehensive Health and Physical Education throughout a child’s educational experience, grades Kindergarten through 12.

Please join us by encouraging our NJ State Assembly Members to bring Bill A-618, forward for their vote, so that it can become part of New Jersey state law.

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