CPSC’s much-anticipated pool and spa safety effort has launched just in time for the summer season.

The “Pool Safely: simple steps save lives” campaign is a key part of the CPSC’s efforts to carry out the requirements of Section 1407 of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act), which requires a national public education campaign to raise public awareness, support industry compliance, and improve safety at pools and spas.

Olympic swimmers Jason Lezak and Janet Evans joined Inez Tenenbaum, Chairman of the CPSC; U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL); and Nancy Baker, mother of Virginia Graeme Baker, to officially launch Pool Safely and release the CPSC’s annual submersion and entrapment reports at a press conference at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex.

For more information on the pool safety campaign go to poolsafely.gov.