Invest in and Wear Lifejackets
• We recommend that you always have an available lifejacket whenever boating, or in cold water, or if you do not know how to swim. Many facilities have loaner lifejackets for you to use as well as it is important to lead by example to your children. Statistics show that wearing a proper fitting lifejackets can help save a life.
Many Facilities only allow U.S. Coast Guard approved Life Jackets. Not sure how to determine if your lifejacket is going to properly fit or if it is U.S. Coast Guard Approved? Check out the Community Resources Page!
Make a Safety Plan When You are Going to Aquatic Areas
• We recommend that you always go to aquatic areas with a plan. Many people plan for their food and belongings when going out on a trip but how many make a plan around the water to be safe?
A simple plan would verify whether:
- There are lifeguards or not 3. What is the quickest response time for emergency personnel
- Are lifejackets needed 4. Is there adequate adult supervision.
Contact us for more information on a safe summer with pool safety information from our campaign.