Each day, two children die from drowning in the United States. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among children ages 1 to 4. While drowning affects all children, it disproportionately affects minority communities, with 64% of African American
and 45% of Hispanic/Latino children being unable to swim. Additionally, in 2009-2011, drowning caused 91% of deaths of children with autism spectrum disorder ages 14 and under.