Resources and Education

What is Entrapment?

Entrapment occurs when part of a bather or swimmer’s body becomes attached to a pool or spa drain as a result of the powerful suction of the water circulation system.

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Water Safety Tips

Fortunately, traditional forms of drowning and entrapments, enlargements and eviscerations are completely preventable. Check out these tips to help save lives and prevent injuries.

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The Facts

A day at a pool or beach should never end in an emergency room. Unfortunately, that happens far too often.

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Get the latest news on how we’re directing our efforts to prevent drownings.



Looking for quick answers to how Abbey’s Hope got started, what is entrapment, what you can do, and more? We’ve got you covered.

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