Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, more than 200 children under the age of 15 drowned in swimming pools and spas across America, according to a just-released report by the USA Swimming Foundation.

Of the 202 fatalities, 143 were of children 5 years of age and younger, found the report, which analyzed media accounts of drownings nationwide during the summer months.

Texas led all states with 28 drowning deaths, followed by Florida and California with 24 and 23, respectively. Pennsylvania had 9 drowning deaths.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission used the latest finding to issue a new plea for improved safety.

Said Chairman Inez Tenenbaum, "The time is now to turn the tide on child drownings. In warm weather states and indoor swim parks, pools are still open. Let’s work together to prevent drownings by putting up barriers and having eyes-on supervision of children in and around the water.”

The Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Ross Feller Casey, LLP have amassed a long record of seven-and eight-figure victories in drowning and swimming related cases.

If you or a loved one was injured as a result of a swimming accident, please contact us for a free evaluation.

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