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NDPA’s Ultimate Guide to Spring Break Prep


Across the globe, families and students are preparing for their final break before summer. It’s a time for relaxation, adventure, and making memories. While we echo the excitement, it’s still crucial to prioritize safety on vacation, especially when it comes to water-related activities. Whether you’re planning a beach getaway, a stay at a resort or vacation rental, or an adventurous trip near open bodies of water, we’ve got you covered.

To help you and your family prepare for a fun and safe spring break, we’ve created three Vacation Water Safety Checklists designed to guide you through every phase of your holiday.


Before You Book: Key Considerations for Water Safety Planning

Choosing the right vacation spot involves more than just experiencing the best views or enjoying hotel amenities. Water safety should be at the forefront of your planning process! Our checklist will help guide you through essentials to ensure your vacation aligns with your water safety needs. From assessing the availability of lifeguards to understanding the local water conditions and your accommodation’s safety measures, we want you to be sure you’re well-informed before booking.

Upon Arrival: Conducting Your Own Safety Checks

Once you arrive, make sure you familiarize yourself with the surroundings and conduct your own safety checks. Our checklist will help you inspect the safety features of pools, beaches, or any water bodies nearby. This includes checking for the presence of safety equipment, understanding the layout of the swimming area, and identifying potential hazards. Ensuring that your accommodation’s water safety measures meet your standards is an important step towards peace of mind.


During the Fun: Secure Water Activities and Active Awareness

The heart of your vacation is in making memories. Whether that’s swimming, boating, or participating in water sports, our checklist provides practical tips to keep your family vigilant and engaged while balancing safety and fun. It covers everything from establishing a buddy system to keeping water watchers actively engaged, ensuring that everyone remains aware and enjoys their time safely.

Preparation is Your Best Protection

Water safety should never be an afterthought. With our Vacation Water Safety Checklists, you can approach your spring break with confidence, knowing that you’re prepared to handle any situation. These guides are designed to make water safety a seamless part of your vacation planning, ensuring that your break is not only fun but also safe for everyone involved.

Download all three checklists from our website today and take the first step towards a worry-free, water-safe Spring break. Let’s make water safety a priority and ensure that this Spring break is memorable for all the right reasons!