IN HONOR OF MY SON, SYLAS ALEXANDER GATLYN

A mission to protect more children from accidental drownings

The Sylas Project was created to raise awareness on the importance of water safety and provide survival swim lesson scholarships to families in need. We exist to save one child at a time.

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IN HONOR OF MY SON, SYLAS ALEXANDER GATLYN

A mission to protect more children from accidental drownings

The Sylas Project was created to raise awareness on the importance of water safety and provide survival swim lesson scholarships to families in need. We exist to save one child at a time.

DONATE
+3500 Deaths
Annually in the US
Ages 1-4
Children ages 1-4 are at the highest risk
Fatal Drownings
Leading cause of unintentional injury death in children ages 1-4
50% accidents
Require hospitalization

Accidental drownings can happen the first day you move into your new home.

Our kids are always glued to us. We never think they will be out of our sight. Drownings are silent. It takes 20 seconds before they’re unconscious. 5 minutes before permanent brain damage. Over 5 minutes will likely lead to death or severe neurological damage.

The U.S is seeing the biggest spike in child drowning deaths

Florida drowning deaths are the highest in the nation with over 1.1 million swimming pools. The U.S has over 10 million pools. Our children are at the highest risk of unintentional drowning.

"Florida Drowning Deaths are up 70% since this time last year"
Water Smart Tots Organization
Drownings are silent

Drownings are responsible for more deaths among children ages 1-4 than any other cause.

Toddlers and young children are experts at momentarily escaping adult supervision. Among those ages 1-14, fatal drowning remains the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death following motor vehicle crashes.

Ensure your pool has these preventative measures installed.

In addition to survival swim lessons and knowledge of CPR, these pool safety preventative measures can save our littles one’s lives. Just like you cannot leave the hospital without a carseat when your baby is born, all homes with swimming pools should pass a pool safety compliance inspection before moving in.

Pool Fence

Install a permanent 4-sided fence with self-locking gates. This is the only physical barrier between your pool and your child.

Pool Alarm

Pool alarm systems can notify you the second the accident occurs, giving you just enough time to react.

Door Alarms

Make sure all doors and windows leading to the pool are locked and alarmed.

THE SYLAS ALEXANDER GATLYN ACT

Please ask your state reps and senators to support The Sylas Alexander Gatlyn Act

Don’t let our children be another statistic. Help pass the SYLAS ALEXANDER GATLYN ACT to prevent more drowning tragedies in children. Legislation and awareness can close the gaps our babies needs to be protected in their own homes and providing more awareness around pool safety, drowning prevention and responsibilities of pool ownership.


SB 960The Sylas Alexander Gatlyn Act requires an approved pool safety barrier to be used in a residence that has a young child residing at the residence when the pool is not being used or cleaned.
SB 960It requires home inspectors to specify on their written report whether a swimming pool meets the necessary requirements.
SB 960It requires a property owner who owns a home with a pool to provide the person purchasing the home with specified information related to pool safety, drowning prevention and the responsibilities of pool ownership. The purchaser will need to acknowledge receipt of this in writing, providing an effective date.
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