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Water Safety

Drowning is a leading cause of death and a serious public health problem worldwide. About one million people die by drowning each year (i.e., about one person every 30 seconds) while about four more millions are admitted to the hospital for precautions. Many incidents take place within the first 10m from the land and rarely in distances greater than 50m. Most of these incidents are preventable. The high risk time is between 12-4pm; the high risk people are those between 0-5 years old and the elderly, those that consume alcohol and exhibit a risk taking behavior.


One of the missions of the International Swimming Hall of Fame is to promote water safety in all aquatic environments and all aquatic activities. To meet this goal, ISHOF has designed and provides a distance learning water safety e-program. Click in the links below, read carefully at your own time each module, type your full name, and upon successful answering of the questions, print your certificate of accomplishment.

Water Safety Modules


Please note that the successful completion of each module does not replace formal training from an approved organization. These modules aim only to raising awareness. In anyway, they are not lifeguard or lifesaving certificates that confirm competence neither guarantee employment.

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