Become a
water Watcher

In your Community

During each ZAC Camp, children have the opportunity to learn how to be safe in a potential water emergency from those who know best – their local First Responders. They enjoy water safety classes in the pool with qualified swimming instructors and lifeguards. Students learn basic swimming and self-rescue skills, as well as how to receive assistance in a water emergency. These valuable lessons establish lifelong water safety habits.

As a Water Watcher, I pledge to:

1. Keep my eyes on the water at all times.
2. Not consume alcohol while I'm on duty.
3. Call for help in case of an emergency.
4. Stay off my phone.

Bring a ZAC Camp to your Community

The ZAC Foundation held its very first water safety awareness camp called ZAC Camp in Greenwich, CT in April 2011. Since then, the Foundation has successfully organized and hosted ZAC Camps across the country. Our Camps are designed to provide children access to professional swim instruction and important lessons regarding water safety through a creative and engaging curriculum.

Wisconsin

New York

Rhode Island

Connecticut

Illinois

Minnesota

Maine

Massachusetts

Washington, DC

New Jearsey

Pennsylvania

North Carolina

Ohio

Georgia

Florida

Louisiana

Missouri

Texas

Arizona

California

Oregon

Washington

Learn about Advocacy

Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act

The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act) was enacted by Congress and signed by President Bush on December 19, 2007.

The VGB Act was named after Virginia “Graeme” Baker, daughter of Nancy Baker who drowned when she was trapped under water by the powerful suction from a hot tub drain. Graeme died from drowning, but the real cause of her death was suction entrapment due to a faulty drain cover.

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Bring Water Safety to Your Community

The ZAC Foundation recommends that private pools follow the public pool requirements set forth in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act to prevent drain entrapment, which requires at least two layers of protection.

Talk to your pool maintenance company or builder about all the ways you can make your pool safer

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Become a partner of The ZAC Foundation

Help us achieve our mission in your local community

Mission

Help us achieve our mission in your local community.

Prepare children and families for a lifetime of water safety

Education

Prepare children and families for a lifetime of water safety.

Help us ensure pool drain safety is legally enforced in every state

Drain Safety

Help us ensure pool drain safety is legally enforced in every state.

We are excited to receive new opportunities to partner with other organizations. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can get involved with The ZAC Foundation or would like to speak about partnering on a future water safety program

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