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Water Safety Awareness Day

This annual event is held every May, which is National Water Safety Month, to promote the importance of drowning prevention and offer water safety awareness along with helpful resources to the Acadiana community. The City of Lafayette Aquatics (COLA) along with local non-profit, Mazie's Mission, are teaming up with the Louisiana Department of Health to grow this event to offer even more resources and fun activities for children. It will be held on Saturday, May 20th from 10 am to 2 pm at The Robicheaux Center - 1919 Eraste Landry, Lafayette.

To help us save even more lives, have a greater impact in our community, offer more activities, swim scholarships and resources, we are seeking sponsors for our 2023 Water Safety Awareness Day. The available sponsorship levels and benefits are on the pdf document below.  COLA and Mazie's Mission are grateful for your support!

Drowning Facts

According to the CDC, drowning is the leading cause of death for infants and young children between the ages of 1-4.

Louisiana experienced a 60% increase in the number of infant and child drownings (ages 0-14), from 15 in 2019 to 24 in 2020.

In previous years, Louisiana had the fourth highest drowning rate for children 1-14 years in the United States, and drowning remains the third leading cause of death for Louisiana children in this age group.

We HAVE to take action and start conversations on the impact of infant and child drownings, beginning with prevention and awareness. ALL YEAR LONG it is important for parents and families to know about precautions they can take to prevent child drownings. 

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for water safety tips and updates!

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Layers of Protection

We encourage everyone to become familiar with these drowning prevention tips and layers of protection to stay safe around water YEAR ROUND!

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Support Mazie's Mission
Your donation helps us to:

- provide water safety awareness
- offer scholarships for swim lessons

You can donate with a credit or debit card by clicking 
the button below (secure through Paypal), 
make a contribution through Venmo - @Heather-Broussard-3,
or send an email to to pay with a check.

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