Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Public Meeting Notice

February 09, 2024

Temporary Commission to Prevent Childhood Drowning Public Meeting

Who: Temporary Commission to Prevent Childhood Drowning
What: Meeting of the Members
When: Friday, February 9th at 9:30 am
Where: In-Person (see location below) and virtual via Webex
Members of the Temporary Commission to Prevent Childhood Drowning will meet on Friday, February 9, 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
For the convenience of the public, to expedite access through building security, it is suggested that anyone wishing to attend at 90 Church Street send an e-mail to boh@health.ny.gov to have their name placed on a list of attendees.  For entry to the building, meeting attendees additionally must present a photo ID to the security personnel.
Children's Aid Dunlevy Community Center, 14-32 West 118th St., New York, NY 10026
SUNY Cortland, 2133 Park Center, Cortland, NY 13045
651 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202
Basloe Library, 245 North Main Street, Herkimer, NY 13350

WebEx 
+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. 

For more information about the Commission please visit: https://www.ny.gov/programs/temporary-commission-prevent-childhood-drowning