CPSC Chairman Challenges Partners to Share New Pool Safely Pledge

To help make as many Americans as possible aware of the new Pool Safely Pledge - an online commitment to water safety that CPSC is asking every adult and child in the U.S. to take this summer -CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye issued a challenge to the campaign’s 800+ partners: commit to promoting the Pledge and sharing it with their members, participants, customers and communities to generate signees nationwide. Pool Safely would like to recognize the following partners and their efforts to share the Pledge. Thank you for continuing to spread the water safety message and striving to bring an end to preventable drownings and entrapments.

 

Partner Level
Organization
Pledge Commitments
Partner
Abby Grace’s Hope
Promoted the Pledge on its website, in its newsletter and via all social media platforms. Will have attendees take the Pledge at upcoming fall water safety events and will discuss the Pledge in upcoming media interviews.
Partner
Colin’s Hope
Participated in and co-host Twitter chat on 7/14 for Pledge Week.
Partner
World Waterpark Association
Included the Pledge in email newsletter and posted about it on Facebook and Twitter.
Partner
National Drowning Prevention Alliance
Shared the Pledge on Facebook, Twitter and LinkednIn. Highlighted the Pledge in an email newsletter message to NDPA database of approximately 6,000 subscribers
Partner
National Association of Home
Inspectors
Forwarded the Pledge to membership and asked them to pass it along to their customers.
Partner
The Josh Project
Promoted signing the Pledge on Facebook Page and Twitter feed. Will add to new website once it launches
Partner
The American Red Cross
Promoted the Pledge on all social media platforms.
Partner
Joshua Collingsworth
Memorial Foundation
Shared the Pledge on social media and had a great response of shares and engagement from followers/fans.
Partner
National Swimming Pool
Foundation
Tweeted about the Pledge and linked to it on Twitter.
Partner
Abbey’s Hope
Posted the Pledge on Twitter and Facebook. Will also have Families United Against Drowning place it on social media (each organization’s individual accounts).
Partner
USA Swimming Foundation
USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash Tour, presented by Phillips 66 Long Beach water safety event, had families sign the Pledge at the Pool Safely booth.
Partner
USA Swimming Foundation
Promoted the Pledge to Make a Splash local partner programs and affiliate coalition; asked them to share it with their families and extended networks.
Partner
USA Swimming Foundation
Promoted the Pledge via USA Swimming Foundation Facebook and Twitter, and included the Pledge in a May 28 Twitter party.
Partner
Safe Kids Worldwide
Tweeted about the Pledge, and plan to tweet about it once a week during the time Pool Safely is promoting it. Included the Pledge in “An Ounce of Prevention” newsletter. Encouraged local coalitions to take the Pledge and to share it with their members and on social media.
Partner
YMCA of the USA
Agreed to communicate to local YMCAs, asking them to share the Pledge with their members and program participants. Promoted the Pledge on Facebook and Twitter. Discussed the Pledge during Dec. 2 RMT interviews.
Partner
Safer 3 Water Safety Foundation/ Swim 4 Life Foundation
Shared the Pledge on all social media platforms.
Partner
Association of Pool and Spa Professionals
Took the Pledge at the World Aquatic Health Conference and shared the Pledge on social media platforms and with members.
Leader
Southern Sky Pools
Shared the Pledge during store’s holiday festivities and events, including the local Christmas parade.
Leader
The Pool Safety Resource
Had kids and adults take the Pledge at a Halloween-themed water safety event and collected nearly 90 signed Pledges.
Leader
Family Swim School
Had kids and adults take the Pledge at water safety events and festival in September and October.
Leader
City of Santa Clarita
Shared the Pledge on social media platforms.
Leader
LockeyUSA
Shared the Pledge on new pool safety website, http://www.poolsafetyhardware.com
Leader
Boy Scouts of America
Shared the Pledge on social media platforms.
Leader
Aquatic Safety Awareness Program
Shared the Pledge on all social media platforms.
Leader
Water Safety Magazine
Had people take the Pledge at its Pool Safely booth during the August Socorro Chile Harvest Youth Race in Socorro, New Mexico.
Leader
Drowning Prevention Foundation
Shared the Pledge on all social media platforms, in foundation newsletter and on website. Included the Pledge in Labor Day outreach to mommy bloggers.
Leader
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Promoted the Pledge via social media platforms and had people take the Pledge at water safety events during Drowning Impact Awareness Month (August).
Leader
YMCAs of El Paso, Bowling,
Westside and Loya, TX
Had people take the Pledge at all indoor and outdoor pool facilities. Included Pledge and Pool Safely water safety information in daily swim lessons.
Leader
Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (USF)
Distributed a special newsletter to 3,000 constituents/professionals asking them to take the Pledge. Also shared Pool Safely materials and Pledge at Surfers for Autism event on July 12.
Leader
SwimKidsUSA
Shared Pledge via posters and stickers at facility and promoted Pledge via social media.
Leader
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission,
Department of Parks and Recreation
Shared the Pledge at multiple water safety events during Pledge Week and posted the Pledge on pgparks.com
Leader
Dayton Children’s Hospital
(Safe Kids Dayton)
Posted the Pledge on social media, on its blog and shared with its Safe Kids coalition.
Leader
California Pool and Spa Association
Co-hosted and participated in Twitter chat on 7/14 and promoted the Pledge via all social media platforms.
Leader
Indian Valley/North Penn YMCA
Promoted the Pledge during YMCA water safety event on 7/18.
Leader
City of Downey, California
Had local official issue a Pledge Week proclamation and distributed Pledge/Pool Safely materials to local pools.
Leader
City of La Mesa, CA
Included the Pledge as part of swim lessons at all city pools for parents and children during Pledge Week.
Leader
YMCA of Greater Boston
Partnered with BCYF, USA Swimming, and New England Swimming to host a Water Safety Day Festival on 7/19 and shared the Pledge there.
Leader
Golisano Children’s Hospital
of SW Florida (Safe Kids program)
Promoted the Pledge during hospital water safety event on 7/18. Discussed the Pledge during local TV interview on 7/17.
Leader
Ventura Family YMCA
Promoted the Pledge at water safety events during Pledge Week and promoted the Pledge via all social media platforms.
Leader
Katchakid, Inc.
Promoted the Pledge on Twitter.
Leader
Southeast Volusia YMCA
Promoted the Pledge and Pledge Week on Twitter. Had summer camp children take the Pledge.
Leader
Independent Pool and
Spa Service Association
Posted to the Plede to Facebook and sent to all  chapters for distribution to  members.
Leader
Safe Kids Springfield
(Mercy Injury Prevention Center)
Added the Pledge to Safe Kids Springfield Facebook page.
Leader
Long Island Drowning Prevention
Task Force
Sent Pledge to members and posted it on Saf-T-Swim Facebook page, as well as on Long Island Drowning Prevention Task Force Facebook page.
Leader
LockeyUSA
Shared the Pledge through all social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram). Provided a link to the Pledge on the homepage and Pool Safety page of thier website Working to partner with local pools including those at Central Michigan University and the Soaring Eagle Casino Waterpark to promote the Pledge.
Leader
International Association for
Child Safety, Inc. (IAFCS)
Shared information with members that offer services/education in  local communities. Shared Pledge on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube). Will share Pledge via new childproofing website/social media channels once launched.
Leader
Boy Scouts of America
Shared the Pledge as part of a Boy Scouts water safety blog post.
Leader
American Camp Association
Shared the Pledge in weekly email news to camps and posted on Facebook and Twitter.
Leader
Aquatic Safety Concepts LLC
Included the Pledge in its first newsletter to iSwimband customers.
Leader
Drowning Prevention Coalition
of Palm Beach County
Posted the pledge to Facebook page.
Community
Garden Grove Police Department
E-mailed local Neighborhood Watch groups to support water safety programs this summer and take the Pledge. Shared Pledge information with area school district for outreach to their families.
Community
Safe Kids Charlotte Mecklenburg
Shared the pledge on Facebook page.
Community
Cusack Family Swim School
Took the Pledge and posted about it on Facebook; shared the pledge with all clients and their children.
Community
Pleasant Hill Recreation
& Park District
Shared the Pledge on the Facebook pages for Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District and its swim team (Pleasant Hill Dolfins).
Community
Safe Kids, Bucks County
(St. Mary’s Trauma Center)
Shared the Pledge with all EMS contacts and Safe Kids members, encouraging them to share with their organizations. Posted about the Pledge on all social media outlets (Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest).
Community
Life Saver Pool Fence Systems
Posted a blog on their website encouraging people to sign the Pledge. Posted the Pledge on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Community
SafeKids Monmouth County
(Monmouth Medical Centers)
Posted the Pledge on all 5 of MMC Moms Facebook Pages. Also printed Pledge to distribute at SafeKids summer events.
Community
Champions Inspector School
(Champions School of Real Estate)
Emailed the Pledge to all campuses in Texas, to its Real Estate Inspector customer base, and all Real Estate classes.
Community
Morrisville YMCA (Pennsylvania)
Shared Pledge with YMCA contact list, parent group and other associates. Posted on LinkedIn and passed along to main branch: The Lower Bucks Family YMCA  in Fairless Hills, PA.
Community
Safe Kids San Diego
(Rady’s Children Hospital)
Posted the Pledge on their website.
Community
Safe Kids, Central Shenandoah Valley (Harrisonburg Fire Department)
Shared with all firefighters, Safe Kids Coalition and local media. Posted on Harrisonburg Fire Department Twitter and Facebook pages, as well as Central Shenandoah Valley Safe Kids Facebook page.
Community
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Posted a link and button about the Pledge on Healthy Swimming/Recreational Water webpage.
Community
Riverton School Pool (City of Portland, Maine)
Shared Pledge at school facility during Pledge Week.
Community
American Medical Response
Use Pledge stickers to promote the Pledge/get Pledge signees at a water safety event. Promoted the Pledge on social media platforms.
Community
Seminole County Fire Department
Set up community displays featuring the Pledge/Pool Safely in firehouses around the county and had firefighters and their children take the Pledge.
Community
NDPA (Oklahoma Chapter)
Had people take the Pledge during summer water safety events.
Community
Sears Pool Management
Shared the Pledge on Facebook.
Community
The City of Sumter Aquatics Center
Had 75 adults and kids take the Pledge at water safety events.

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