Basic Water Safety Tips




 

  • NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN OR NEAR WATER.  Children are drawn to water.
  • DO NOT SWIM IN CANALS
  • Learn to swim.  Seek out your local partners in the community that offer swimming lessons.
  • Use the buddy system; never swim alone.
  • Swim when a lifeguard is present.
  • Follow all posted rules.  If no rules are posted, use common sense.
  • A personal floatation device (PFD) is recommended for inexperienced swimmers when around the water.
  • Swimmers with limited water experience should stay in water less than chest deep.
  • Know the water you are in and all possible dangers associated.
  • Do not swim if there are indications of bad weather.
  • Do not dive head first unless the area is clearly posted for diving.
  • Do not swim or boat while under the influence of alcohol.