Parent Water Safety

Why is Swimming Important?

  • Swimming is a life-long sport.
  • Swimming promotes multi-generational interaction.
  • It's fun!

How Can Parents Prevent Accidents?

  • Enroll children in swim lessons.
  • Use U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets.
  • Make sure children aged three and under are at least an arm's length away or less.
  • Continuously watch all of your children, no matter what age.

Facts That Parents May Not Know

  • Shallow water is the most common area for drowning, especially in water that is 3' or less.
  • Sending your child to hang on the wall by the life guard stand is actually a blind spot in their scan.
  • NASCO's (National Aquatic Safety Co.) fastest recorded drowning was 38 seconds.

The life guard's duty is to prevent accidents from happening. They are responsible for the overall safety of a facility, you are responsible for your child's safety.