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Florida Voters Believe

A 2020 poll of Florida voters confirmed that over 90% believe every child should be taught how to swim.


Adult Americans Cannot Swim

Percentage of Adult Amercians that do not know how to swim.

Backyard and Public Use Pools

Number of backyard and public-use pools, plus tens of thousands of natural bodies of water everywhere in the State of Florida.

Create a Safer and Healthier World

The long-term impact of this bill will be to create a safer, healthier world since many parents will take action to teach their child to swim.

Every Parent Will Become Aware of the Need for Swim Lessons

Parents will receive the information, this will guarantee that every parent becomes aware of the need for swim lessons.

Will NOT Impact the Budget

The Every Child a Swimmer legislation will NOT impact the budget of any school system.

Children Perform Better in School

Research validates that children who learn to swim at an early age actually develop mentally and physically at a measurably better level, even performing better in school.

Not a Mandate

The Every Child a Swimmer legislation is NOT a mandate to require swim lessons.


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APRIL 21, 2021

ECAS Florida Legislation

MARCH 2021

Poll Florida Voters Document

MARCH 2021

FTW Every Child a Swimmer Study

MARCH 22, 2021

FTW Releases ECAS Report, Thanks House, Senate Sponsors for Water Safety Legislation

MARCH 26, 2021

Florida Legislators Support ISHOF Inspired Bill Promoting Every Child A Swimmer Before Kindergarten

MARCH 26, 2021

Florida Senate – 2021: Bill No. SB 358- Every Child A Swimmer

JUNE 23, 2021

Every Child a Swimmer Bill Passed in Florida

JANUARY 26, 2022

New Florida Law Takes Aim at Preventing Child Drowning Deaths


Florida Department of Education Senate Bill 1028 (2021) Water Safety


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