Water Safety Tips

Water safety is important to prevent drowning and other water-related accidents that can lead to injury or loss of life. Follow these tips to help keep you safe. 

  1. Learn to swim: Enroll in swimming lessons to develop water skills and increase water safety awareness.

  2. Supervise children: Always supervise children around water, providing close and constant attention to ensure their safety.

  3. Use life jackets: When boating, participating in water sports, or in situations where swimming ability is limited, wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets.

  4. Stay within designated swimming areas: Swim in areas supervised by lifeguards and follow posted signs and flags indicating water conditions and hazards.

  5. Know water depth: Check the water depth before diving and only dive in areas that are designated as safe for diving.

  6. Avoid alcohol and drugs: Avoid the use of alcohol or drugs when participating in water-related activities as they can impair judgment, coordination, and response time.

  7. Know CPR and emergency response: Learn CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and basic water rescue skills to respond effectively in case of emergencies.

  8. Be aware of weather conditions: Pay attention to weather forecasts and avoid swimming or boating during severe weather conditions such as thunderstorms or high winds.