Mission:To prevent childhood drowning and near drowning through public awareness, education and outreach by collaboration and coordination of community resources.

The Hillsborough Water Safety Team promotes safety in and around water. We focus on educating parents and caregivers about the simple steps that can be taken to keep kids safe and to help prevent a tragedy. These measures include placing physical barriers around pools and urging vigilant adult supervision of children in and around water including pools, rivers, streams, lakes, beaches and bathtubs.

According to the Florida State Child Abuse Death Review Team, more than 82,000 children under the age of five years old in Hillsborough County will potentially benefit from this drowning prevention initiative.

On the air

In recognition of our "April Pool's Day" campaign, Tampa Digital Studios has produced :30 public service announcements (PSAs) for television and radio to raise awareness of our mission.

To view our TV PSA, click here.
To hear our radio PSA, click here.