Florida Keys Swimming Lessons and Drowning Prevention Campaign
Did you know, every year the State of Florida takes the number one spot for drowning deaths in the nation for children under the age of five? For most of the year, Keys residents experience some of the best weather in our nation. This means that more people here are getting into the water. Swimming pools and the ocean are great ways to cool off. Although playing, relaxing, and exercising in the water are enjoyable, water-related injuries and illnesses can happen year-round.
Free Keys2Swim ISR Courses in Marathon & Key West
Free Swim Survival Courses have started in Marathon and Key West through the Florida Keys Drowning Prevention Taskforce & Keys2Swim. To view more information and sign up, visit Keys2Swim.
Keep Your Eyes on the Kids
Drowning Prevention Campaign, "Keep your eyes on the kids" signs can be found at local beaches and pools throughout the county. To obtain a sign for your public pool, please email DOHMonroe@flhealth.gov.
Monroe County Drowning Prevention Taskforce
The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County has partnered with various agencies to address drowning, including the Keys Health Ready Coalition, Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition, Monroe County Fire Rescue, and the City of Marathon. These agencies have formed a drowning prevention taskforce to address the issue in our community and bring awareness, education, and free and accessible lessons to our community members.
For more information, email DOHMonroe@flhealth.gov.
Additional swim lessons can be found through the following organizations:
- (305) 809-3562
- (305) 393-2513
- (305) 453-SWIM
Kristine Ingold, Red Cross Certified, Upper Keys