Welcome to The Safer 3 Water Safety Foundation

Based in Tustin, California, the mission of the Safer 3 Water Safety Foundation is to save lives through water safety education. Our vision is to bring about a reduction in the number of drowning events with the Safer 3 Program, and to support research, education and programs that promote swimming and water safety in California and beyond.

  • USC Cornerback Saves Nephew from Drowning

    University of Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw will be sidelined indefinitely after a heroic act left the fifth-year senior with a pair of high ankle sprains when he saved his nephew from drowning.

  • On Deck: New Safety Terminology to Rule the Pool

    We are thrilled that USA Today took the initiative to run this very important article. USA Today interviewed Safer 3 and USA Swimming Foundation about the use of the terms "water-safe," "water-proof" and "drown-proof" when talking about water safety. There is always RISK around water, no matter swim abilities.

  • Ocean Swim: 5 Weeks Away

    The 12th Annual Safer 3 Ocean Swim is only 5 weeks away! Be sure to register ASAP as we are only allowing 500 swimmers this year!