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24 September 2020
Under 800 Words
After experiencing a high rate of drownings among children due to the number of rivers and ponds in the country, a non-profit organization in Bangladesh has been offering swim lessons to children in rural areas that a...
22 September 2020
Over 15 Minutes
Three projects show how effective national strategies can be to reduce accidental drownings, which kill an estimated 320,000 people worldwide each year. In Israel, artificial intelligence software processes video feed...
4 September 2020
New York, New York, United States
One response to the violent unrest of the late 1960s was New York's installation of a network of swimming pools. The idea: give people a refreshing escape, and a way to cool – literally – the emotions that can lead to...
10 May 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
To better serve all communities and increase safety for families, the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation is offering free swim lessons at community pools. Building off of the success of University of Penn...
4 November 2018
Thailand's Surat Thani province, consists of more than 100 waterways making drowning a very real concern – especially for children – but strategic preventions have resulted in no child drownings in the last two years....
1 June 2017
Virginia, United States
Both Alexandria and Arlington wanted a large swimming pool; however, the two cities couldn't work together on a joint project because they couldn't agree on the location. Thier attempts to create a shared swimming po...
19 April 2016
Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland
Despite being an island of seamen, Iceland used to experience high numbers of drownings every year, fostering a keen interest in swimming education. The government stepped up and tapped into the underground hot water ...
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