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April Pool's Day

Cook Children's teaches water and pool safety at event

On average, five drowning deaths and about 60 near drownings occur every summer at Cook Children's. In an effort to change those numbers for the better, Cook Children's played host to a mock drowning on Tuesday, April 1, at Allen Bolden outdoor pool in Arlington, Texas.

Arlington Fire Department's Station 7 Dive Team demonstrated the mock drowning as part of "April Pool's Day." Moms were on hand to watch the mock drowning and to listen to speakers, including parents whose children had died as a result of drowning. The event talked about the warnings signs of a child in danger and what parents could do to protect their children at the pool. 

For more information about drowning and the event, please view the following:

Cook Children's drowning and prevention information

NBC5's coverage of the event




For more information

Cook Children's partners with the community to raise awareness and meet learning needs centered around injury prevention and child safety. Whether it is the correct use of a child passenger seat, drowning prevention education in the schools or providing a better awareness of poison hazards to new moms, we are working to create safe homes and communities for children. Learn more at