The 2024 Water Safety Season Toolkit Is Now Live

Parent
Water Safety
Toolkit

Parent
Water Safety
Toolkit

Make Swimming & Water Competency The ‘First Sport’ Your Child Learns!

Swimming isn’t just a sport; it’s a critical survival skill and should be the #FirstSport you teach your child, especially given that drowning is the number one killer of toddlers in America. The tragedy of drowning can be prevented! Scroll down to…

  • Learn the 5 Layers of Protection to prevent drowning
  • Download Free Water Safety Resources
  • Share the ‘First Sport’ PSA on social media with every mom, dad and caregiver you know!

Learn The 5 Layers of Protection to Prevent Drowning

Barriers
Barriers & Alarms

It's important to use four-sided fencing with self-closing, self-latching gates, pool safety covers, and alarm systems to help prevent children and unauthorized adults from accessing water unsupervised.Learn More

Supervision
Supervision

Stay vigilant and aware of your surroundings with close, constant, and capable adult supervision from a designated water watcher or lifeguard anytime children are in or around water.Learn More

Water Competency
Water Competency

Every child and adult should be equipped with the skills to protect themselves in water by learning and enhancing their basic water safety skills to reduce the risk of drowning and aquatic-related injuries.Learn More

Life Jackets
Life Jackets

When used appropriately, life jackets protect you when you are not expecting to be in the water, especially around open water. Ensure your life jackets are tested & approved by the USCG.Learn More

Emergency Preparation
Emergency Preparation

Knowing how to prepare for an emergency with CPR training with rescue breaths, and basic water rescue skills can make the difference between life and death. Have a phone available and ready to call 911.Learn More

Free Resources For Parents

We are committed to providing families with the tools they need to keep their children safe around water. Take advantage of these valuable, free resources to educate yourself and others on the importance of water safety.

Swim Program Checklist

Water Watcher Info Cards

Caregiver Checklist

5 Layers Infosheet

Vacation Checklist

Vacation Rental Checklist

In The Home Checklist

Pool Safety Checklist

Beach Day Checklist

Boating Checklist

PSA Videos For Download

For the best download experience, please download from your desktop computer.

 

#FirstSport

#FirstSport

5 Layers of Protection

5 Layers of Protection

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning PSA

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning PSA

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

Blogs

Use these sharable blogs to help encourage your community to learn about the 5 Layers of Protection, the latest drowning statistics, and how you can be a Water Safety Champion. These blogs contain everything you need to get started to raise more awareness of drowning prevention and the best water safety practices.

Share it on your website and social media channels, or print it for your local community centers to spread the word about the Water Safety Season!

NDPA 10 open water safety tips
5 water safety stories for kids
Dry Drowning does not exist
who should wear a life jacket
Blog cover swimmer in swimming pool

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