Thirty-nine states experienced fatal child drownings during summer 2016. During this past summer, tragedy struck in the majority of states in our country. These tragedies occurred when children fatally drowned in community pools, at backyard pool parties.
Texas had at least nine media-reported fatal drownings in the month of August according to new data from the USA Swimming Foundation. Sadly, this same data show that Texas not only had the highest drowning rate in the month of August, but also for the entire year, with at least 35 drownings involving children younger than 6.