Drowning
Prevention

Tips for Having a Safer Water Outing

  1. Provide or have children and teens bring their own Coast Guard approved, properly fitted PFD (life jacket).
  2. Be aware of the local laws, ordinances and proper safety procedures for your watercraft.
  3. Never allow teens under 16 to go out alone or operate a jet ski without adult supervision.
  4. Always assign a passenger to serve as lookout in addition to the operator.
  5. Avoid alcohol.
  6. Enroll ahead of time in a Boating Safety course.
  7. Learn CPR.

 

THE 3 ESSENTIAL RULES OF WATER SAFETY

1
Test & Teach
Have your child’s swimming skills tested at your local YMCA.

2
Watch & Guard
Appoint an adult to supervise all pool activities. Add barriers around your pool.

3
THROW, DON'T GO
Throw out a flotation device or use a pole to reach a drowning child. Never jump in to save.

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