NSC and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are encouraging everyone to keep water safety top of mind and reduce child drowning in pools and spas. The Pool Safely campaign reminds everyone to follow five simple steps to stay safer in and around water. More than 75,000 adults and children have signed the Pool Safely Pledge last summer. Take a water safety class and earn certification from the American Red Cross. Designed for individuals, swim coaches, lifeguards, and others who work or play on, in or near water, our classes can not only help you stay safe – but give you the skills to help others during times of crisis.
Adult Water Safety. Every year more than twice the number of teens and adults lose their lives in water related incidents than children. Learn more about how to prevent adult drownings. Many factors contribute to drowning among this population. It takes only 60 seconds on average for an adult to drown. Produced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Operations Center for Water Safety in cooperation with the Brian and Nathan Keese Family. Available in High Definition. 1:02. Man Overboard PSA.
Has received water safety swim lessons: Knows water safety rules and understand them: Knows to never enter the water without an adult supervising as a "Water Watcher" Understands the dangers of playing in dirty water and knows not to do so (lake, pond, canal, standing water) Knows basic rescue techniques Call for Help Reach, Throw, Don't GO. Aquatics Supervision: Swimming and Water Rescue and Aquatics Supervision: Paddle Craft Safety cover skills needed for Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat policies at the unit level. These training courses are provided locally by qualified instructors who are authorized by the local council.
Life Jackets. Most facilities provide life jackets free of charge to their patrons for their guests’ safety and convenience. Life jackets are an essential pre-plan item. Keep in mind that life jackets are in great demand as parks prepare to open. Try to place orders well in advance to ensure you have jackets for your opening day. Water Safety Basics. Supervision is rule #1. Kids must be watched whenever they're around water. This is true whether the water is in a bathtub, a wading pool, an ornamental fish pond, a swimming pool, a spa, an ocean, or a lake. Young children are especially at risk.