Teton Valley Aquatics
There has been momentum behind the need for a competitive, rehabilitative, and family recreation pool in Teton Valley, Idaho, for many years. In 2014, the Teton County, Idaho Recreation Master Plan was adopted, with the top priority of survey respondents being a new Community Recreation Center, with 93% of respondents stating the number one feature to be included in that center should be an indoor swimming facility. Despite the adoption of this Master Plan, no observable progress towards a community aquatic facility was observed in the 2 years following adoption of the Master Plan. Therefore, in 2016, the City of Driggs and Teton Valley Aquatics partnered to bring this needed facility to life. While all of Teton Valley can attest that this Aquatic Center is necessary, it will take hard work, dedication, and significant fundraising efforts, to make this a reality.
Research has shown that participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning among children aged 1 to 4 years.
- Brenner RA, Taneja GS, Haynie DL, Trumble AC, Qian C, Klinger RM, Klevanoff MA. Association between swimming lessons and drowning in childhood: A case-control study. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 2009;163(3):203-10.
- Yang L, Nong QQ, Li CL, Feng QM, Lo SK. Risk factors for childhood drowning in rural regions of a developing country : a case-control study. Injury Prevention, 2007; 13:178-182
Drowning is responsible for more deaths in children ages 1-4 than any other cause except birth defects
- (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) [online]. [cited 2016Nov 28]. Available from: URL: http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars
Minorities and individuals of lower socio-economic status drown at greater rates than white, with greatest disparity between ages 5-18.
- Gilchrist J, Parker EM. Racial/ethnic disparities in fatal unintentional drowning among persons aged ≤29 years—United States, 1999–2010. MMWR 2014;63:421–6.