May 14

Sesame Place and The National Drowning Prevention Alliance Join Forces to Educate Parents

by Staff

This weekend, Sesame Place and The National Drowning Prevention Alliance will join forces to educate parents about how to prevent drowning accidents. Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under the age of four.

The National Drowning Prevention Alliance and Bucks County Safe Kids Coalition will have an information table by The Count’s Splash Castle from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Sesame Place will also run drowning-related public safety announcements before all the park’s shows on those days to remind our guests about safe aquatic practices.

The Count's Splash Castle

The group will especially emphasize the Safer 3 Program for aquatic safety, which gives parents three steps to keep young children safer when interacting with water. The National Drowning Prevention Alliance encourages:

  • Safer Water—prevent children’s unsupervised access to water with barriers and alarms.

  • Safer Kids—supervise children carefully when they are in or around water and teach them water safety rules and how to swim well.

  • Safer Response—be prepared for a water related emergency by having a phone and reaching assists by the pool. Learn CPR so you know what to do while waiting for help to arrive.

    With a hot summer ahead of us, everyone here at Sesame Place wants to make sure our guests are committed to the safest aquatic practices!