New Virtual Water Safety Resource Center Goes Live

Our injury prevention partners at the Great Lakes Water Safety Consortium have launched a new website, with many resources and services for drowning prevention advocates.

Designed by students in the U-M School of Information with the user experience in mind, the new site offers personalized resource pages for individuals, parents and educators, and those who work on the front lines at beaches and parks along the 10,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline.

“We’ve also launched a new consultation service for community leaders looking to prevent the next drowning in their community,” said Jamie Racklyeft, GLWSC Executive Director and U-M IPC core faculty member. “The first consultation is free. We can then assemble a team of experts from across the area for a custom water safety plan, if needed.”

According to the CDC, for 2019 in the United States drowning was the leading cause of unintentional injury death in kids 1-4, and the second leading cause for all kids under age 15. Yet, drowning is preventable.

GLWSC home page