Injury Prevention Webinar: Drowning Prevention Programs (Recording)

Recorded June 19, 2012

Listen to the recording (54 minutes)

Everyone Swims: Promoting Swimming and Water Recreation Among Diverse Communities through Policy and System Change.

As summer approaches, more families will be swimming and engaging in water-based activities. Learn how Seattle Children's has bridged obesity prevention and injury prevention. Everyone Swims, a project to increase access to swimming among culturally diverse and low-income communities, provides an innovative approach to obesity and drowning prevention. Through a collaboration of primary care providers, water recreation organizations, and obesity and drowning prevention experts at Seattle Children's, Everyone Swims developed policy and systems strategies to promote swimming and water recreation in Seattle and King County, including provider screening for swim ability, referrals to swimming and water recreation, swimming scholarships, and special swim and water recreation programs. The project was made possible by funding from the Department of Health and Human Services and Public Health Seattle & King County.


Dr. Lenna Liu, Physician Lead of Everyone Swims;
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine;
Pediatrician, Odessa Brown Children's Clinic;
Physician Leader, Seattle Children's Hospital Obesity Program
Maureen "Mo" Pomietto, MN, RN, Co-manager of Everyone Swims;
Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Seattle Children's Hospital Obesity Program;
Clinical Faculty, University of Washington School of Nursing
Elizabeth "Tizzy" Bennett, MPH, MCHES, Co-manager of Everyone Swims;
Director of Guest Services, Partnerships, and Advocacy, Seattle Children's Hospital;
Leader of Washington State drowning prevention efforts



Related Files
Presentation slides for Everyone Swims (Adobe PDF File)

Related Links
Link to Seattle Children's drowning prevention resources
Updated AAP Policy Statement-Prevention of Drowning
Updated AAP Technical Report-Prevention of Drowning