Category: Water Safety

Backyard Water Safety Series: Bobbing and Breath Control

Warning: Breath holding games are extremely dangerous and can lead to shallow water blackout and drowning. Breathing in and out quickly (hyperventilating) before submerging can greatly increase this risk. Teach your children the importance of avoiding breath holding games! The ability to hold your breath for short periods of time is an important safety skill … Continued

Backyard Water Safety Series: Going Underwater

Safety Note: Do not let the learning swimmer hyperventilate or have breath-holding contests. Limit learners to a single inhalation whenever you ask them to hold their breath or submerge. All submersions must be voluntary on the part of the learning swimmer. Crying, sputtering, coughing, choking, or vomiting are signs that a learning swimmer is not … Continued

Backyard Water Safety Series: Teaching Children to Float

Children, especially young children, frequently do not like to be on their back in the water. There are many reasons behind this, and it is important to understand that it may take time and patience to overcome any anxiety or discomfort. Allow them to practice for as long as they feel comfortable. If they are … Continued

Backyard Water Safety Series: Floating Can Save a Life

Floating allows you to stay near the surface of the water where you can rest and get a breath while waiting for help to arrive in the event of an emergency. Not everyone floats easily, and it sometimes takes both physical and mental adjustment to keep your body relaxed. To float on your back: • … Continued

Backyard Water Safety Series: Entering and exiting safely

The most basic of the essential water safety skills is simply entering and exiting the water. It is important to practice getting into and out of the water with young children. New swimmers need to learn how to adjust to the water as well as safe techniques for getting into and out of the water. … Continued

Backyard Water Safety Series: Layers of Protection

Playing in water is one of the best summer activities to have fun and keep cool. While we are enjoying our fun in the sun, it is important to be aware of the potential hazards that exist in and around water. Most drowning incidents occur in home swimming pools, but any source of water can … Continued

May is National Water Safety Month

May is National Water Safety Month! As we head into pool season, it’s critical to take some time to review how to keep yourself and your family safe in the water. A happy summer is a safe summer! Caution is key when swimming, fishing or boating. We want you to be safe all the time … Continued

6 Ways to Stay Safe at Adventure Reef Water Park this Summer

We hope you’ll make time for at least one visit to Adventure Reef this summer. Whether you haven’t yet been or are eagerly planning a return trip, it’s always a good idea to brush up on water park safety. Here’s a quick guide. Wear sunscreen Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 and … Continued

Tips for Water Safety This Summer

Happy National Water Safety Month! Are you headed out to a pool, lake or ocean this summer? Swimming, boating and fishing are some of summer’s most exciting activities. They can also be the most dangerous. Read on for tips to help yourself and your family stay safe in and around the water. Regardless of where … Continued

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