A consortium of organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Boy Scouts of America, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Park Service, the National Safe Boating Council, Safe Kids Worldwide, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the USA Swimming Foundation, have come together to form Water Safety USA. The group is meant to provide a single voice regarding drowning prevention.
While these organizations are not all exclusively dedicated to water safety, they share a commitment to the overall health and safety of humanity.
The idea of a water safety organization with a unified message began to take root in 2014. The American Red Cross, the United States Lifesaving Association and the YMCA of the USA agreed that the water-safety information that is available to the public is oftentimes conflicting and uncoordinated.