MCPHD Water Safety Day 2023

By: Misti Willingham
| Published 05/08/2023


MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX -- Do you know what is one of the most important things a parent can do to keep their children safe? Swimming and water safety lessons. According to the National Safety Council, drowning is the leading cause of death for children under the age of five in the United States. In 2023 so far, there have been 15 fatal drownings in Texas alone. Most fatal drownings happen when children either fall into a pool or are left alone in a bathtub, but these tragedies are preventable. More times than not, drownings are silent and can happen in 20 to 60 seconds.

In an effort to spread awareness and save lives, Montgomery County Public Health, in conjunction with Texas Department of State Health Services, Conroe Aquatics, American Heart Association, Montgomery County Precinct 1, Kroger, and H-E-B, is hosting a Water Safety Day at Lake Conroe Park on Saturday, May 13th from 10:00am-2:00pm. Lake Conroe Park is located at 14968 Highway 105 West in Montgomery, adjacent to Lake Conroe, where dozens of families and children gather to picnic and swim. Families will be encouraged to use life jackets provided free-of-charge, designate a water watcher when young children are near water, and learn ways to increase the safety of all children around water. We will also have instructors on site to teach hands-only CPR.

This event is free with park entry. Information will be provided in English and Spanish.

For more information on drownings and prevention, please visit

Montgomery County Public Health District’s mission is promoting a healthy, resilient community through health education, disease prevention, clinical services, and emergency preparedness. For more information about the Montgomery County Public Health District please go to

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