Pool Safely Public Service Awards

Launched in Spring 2010, the Pool Safely campaign has received the following recognition and awards

2015 Thoth Award, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) National Capital Chapter
The Pool Safely campaign was awarded the Thoth Award for Best Public Service Campaign.

National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) 2011 Lighthouse Award
The Pool Safely campaign was awarded NDPA’s Lighthouse Award, its highest honor.

World Waterpark Association 2011 Kelly Ogle Memorial Safety Award
The Pool Safely campaign was honored for its significant contributions to guest and employee safety.

2011 Bulldog Awards
Best Use of Broadcast Video/Internet – Business/Consumer: Silver
Best Education/Public Service Campaign: Finalist/Honorable Mention

The 32nd Annual Telly Awards (2011)
Internet/Online Video – Education: Silver (Pool Safely Educational Video)
PSA: Regional TV & Multi-Market Cable – Public Service: Silver (Pool Safely PSA)

2010 Aurora Awards
Educational Profiles – General Instructions: Platinum Best Show (Pool Safely Educational Video)

2010 Holmes Report SABRE Awards
Public Service Announcement: Certificate of Excellence

2011 PR Week Awards
Public Sector Campaign of the Year: Finalist

2011 PR News’ Platinum PR Awards
Public Affairs: Finalist

Who is Virginia Graeme Baker?

Seven-year-old Virginia Graeme Baker’s tragic death inspired her family to advocate for pool and spa safety and moved Congress to act to prevent entrapments. 
Read more about her story

The Pool and Spa Safety Act: Staff interpretation and updates


Find the most up to date requirements for the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.