Drowning Prevention Action Plan Roundtable Series

At the ZAC Foundation, we believe that addressing the crisis of drowning requires a whole community approach. As part of National Drowning Prevention Awareness Month, we’re hosting community-focused roundtables to discuss this critical issue and pilot the development of a Drowning Prevention Action Plan in three communities: Chicago, St. Louis and Fairfield County, CT. In partnership with the Boys & Girls Club, we’ve convened key local leaders and stakeholders to identify the realities—including opportunities and challenges—specific to their region. Longer term, we hope that these plans will form a foundation for building a national drowning prevention model.

2019 Roundtable Cities


Our goal is to create a generational shift in how water safety is viewed by children, parents and community leaders through advocacy, education, access, and community-wide engagement. In 2019, the ZAC Foundation will host discussions in the following cities.

Partners and Participants

We’re grateful to all the community leaders who have dedicated the time to be part of this important initiative.