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Drownings are a leading cause of injury death for young children ages 1 to 14, and three children die every day as a result of drowning. In fact, drowning kills more children ages 1-4 than anything else except birth defects. 1 For more information, please see our Unintentional Drowning Deaths Report Data for Los Angeles County in 2022.

In the event of a drowning, or a near-drowning (which required transportation to a medical facility), the incident must be reported to the Recreational Waters Program at (626) 430-5360 within 24 hours.

Records of all lifeguard rescues where the lifeguard entered the water and activated the Emergency Action Plan must be maintained by the pool operator for a minimum of 2 years.

Swim Safety

Enjoying time at swimming pools, rivers, lakes, and the ocean can be a healthy and fun part of our lives. However, there is a risk of drowning associated with enjoying leisure time near the water. Drowning is one of the leading causes of death, especially for young children. Thankfully there are things you can do to prevent an enjoyable activity from turning into tragedy.

Please see the following universal recommendations and watch #roxiewish for drowning prevention so you can enjoy the water safely.

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Report a Problem

If you observe code violations or would like to report an issue you may call the call center at (888) 700-9995 or to the Recreational Waters program at (626) 430-5360 or File a Complaint Online. In addition, inquiries can also be emailed to rhealth@ph.lacounty.gov

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