Water Safety Center

There is often no splashing to warn of trouble.  

ps_sc_water_side.jpgChildren can drown in small quantities of water and are at risk in their own homes from wading pools, bathtubs, buckets, diaper pails, and toilets as well as swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs.

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Staying safe in, on, and around the water!

  • Learn to swim. Always swim with a buddy.
  • Swim in supervised areas only.
  • Do not hyperventilate before swimming underwater.
  • If you get caught in a current do not swim against it. Swim gradually out of the current by swimming across it.
  • Protect your skin by covering up with a shirt or sunscreen when outdoors.

Teach your Swimmers these 4 Key Rules

  1. Swim with a buddy, never alone.
  2. Don't dive or jump into unfamiliar water. Always wade in first to avoid hitting your head on a shallow bottom.
  3. Don't push or jump on others.
  4. Be prepared for an emergency.