Summer Drownings 'Snapshot' Paints a Tragic Picture

While most families will hold fond memories of the fun they had this summer, at least 1,592 families who lost a loved one to drowning will remember the summer of 2011 with sorrow.

"This summer was marred by tragedy for too many families," says Mick Nelson, facilities development director at USA Swimming, Colorado Springs, Colo., who has tracked drowning news reports since 2008. He recently submitted those reports to the National Drowning Prevention Alliance.

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