Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Public Meeting Notice

February 10, 2023

Temporary Commission to Prevent Childhood Drowning Public Meeting

Who: Temporary Commission to Prevent Childhood Drowning
What: Meeting of the Members
When: February 10, 2023, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Where: In-Person (see locations below) and virtual via Webex
Members of the New York State Committee on Open Government will meet on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 10:00 at the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation's Albany Office, the New York State Department of Health's Buffalo and New York City and the other locations noted below.  Members of the public may join the meeting in person at any of the locations listed in this notice or remotely by using the WebEx information below.  Note that if you wish to join the meeting in person, please leave extra time so that you may clear building security requirements.  

Meeting Locations
OPRHP, 625 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany, NY
90 Church Street, Room 4AB, New York, NY 10007
295 Main Street, Bearss Room in Suite 800, Buffalo, NY 14203
26 North Main Street, Cortland, NY 13045

+1-518-549-0500 US (English Menu) 
+1-518-549-0059 US (Menú en Español) 
Meeting number (access code): 161 705 0802

Meeting Agenda

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.   Introductions   
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.   Background/Need   
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.   Open Discussion/Brainstorming   

The Commission shall: 
(a) Determine an appropriate age and/or stage of childhood development when children can properly begin water safety and swimming instructions and develop statewide standards for such instruction; 
(b) Investigate and evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of programs which incentivize parents and guardians to enroll children in water safety and swimming instruction;
(c) Develop a comprehensive plan for public-private partnerships between the state and community centers, nonprofit organizations, recreational facilities, swimming instructors, and other relevant stakeholders and expanding existing state resources such as parks and pools to provide access to free swimming instruction, and determine the feasibility of such programs; 
(d) Develop an implementation plan to ensure its swimming safety programs are available in underserved communities; and 
(e) Develop a comprehensive plan for a public awareness campaign to ensure parents and guardians receive information on the importance of children receiving basic water safety and swimming instruction.

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          
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