Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Public Meeting Notice

July 28, 2023

Temporary Commission to Prevent Childhood Drowning Public Meeting

Who: Temporary Commission to Prevent Childhood Drowning
What: Meeting of the Members
When: Friday, July 28th at 9:30 am
Where: In-Person (see locations below) and virtual via Webex
Members of the Temporary Commission to Prevent Childhood Drowning will meet on Friday, July 28, 2023, at 9:30 at the 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:
90 Church Street, Room 4C, New York, NY 10007
SUNY Cortland, 2133 Park Center, Cortland, NY 13045 
651 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202 
Basloe Library, 245 North Main Street, Herkimer, NY 13350 
Lockport Public Library, 23 East Ave, Lockport, NY 14094
Schroon Lake Library, 15 Leland Ave, Schroon Lake, NY 12870 

+1-518-549-0500 US (English Menu) 
+1-518-549-0059 US (Menú en Español) 
Meeting number (access code): 1617 67 8456

The Commission's goals are to: 
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.