Aquatic & Pool Professional Toolkit

Water Safety Season Toolkit

Water Safety Season Toolkit

How To Educate Water Safety This Summer

Learn and Share the 5 Layers of Protection!

Water safety is a lifelong endeavor, and it only takes a few moments to learn.

You can now download the English and Spanish versions.

The Water Safety Season Campaign

The Water Safety Season Campaign toolkit is a full campaign schedule compiled of NDPA’s top social posts, sharable blogs, press release templates, printable documents and so many more resources to help you advocate for water safety and drowning prevention from May through August.

Download the Campaign Overview PDF to see the most important water safety dates for 2023.

Printables

All of the Water Safety Season printable posters, checklists, and cards are in PDF format, making them easy to download directly onto your computer. Share these printable pieces in local spaces in your community to get the word out about water safety and drowning prevention this summer!

Infant Water Safety Poster

Water Safety for Ages 1-4

Water Safety for Ages 5-14

Water Safety for Teenagers

5 Layers of Protection

Layers of Protection Brochure

Swim Program Checklist

Vacation Water Safety Checklists

Pool Safety Checklist

Camping Checklist

Swim Program Chart

Rubber Ducky Poster

Emergency Room Poster

Gimmie Five Poster

Life Jackets Poster

Clothesline Poster

Water Watcher Card

Social Frames

Advocate for Water Safety With These Social Frames!

Download your social profile frame designs and add them to your social media accounts using the instructions below.

  1. Click the “Download Profile Frames” button above to access the premade social profile frames in Canva. (If you don’t have Canva.com account you can create an account for free).
  2. In the new browser window that opens click the purple USE TEMPLATE button at the bottom.
  3. Log into your existing Canva.com account or create a new account for free to access the template.
  4. Scroll to the page of the profile frame design you want to use.
  5. From the menu on the left-hand side, click on UPLOADS, then click the UPLOAD MEDIA button. Choose your profile/headshot photo from your computer and click OPEN.
  6. Once uploaded, click your picture to insert the photo into the template.
  7. Hover your mouse over your photo in the design area. Right-mouse click on your photo and from the fly-out menu select SEND BACKWARD.
  8. Click and drag on the corners of your photo to resize your photo so it fills the frame. Click and drag the inside of your photo to move it around and center it.
    (Note: It’s ok that the background shows beyond the frame, this will not be visible once uploaded to your social profile.)
  9. Once satisfied with your profile frame, go to the top right-hand corner and click DOWNLOAD.
  10. From the dropdown select the FILE TYPE dropdown and choose JPEG, your size should be set to 1, which means the photo is 800 x 800 pixels. Your quality level should be set to 80 or LARGE.
  11. From the SELECT PAGES dropdown check only the profile frame designs that you want to download and click DONE.
  12. From there click the DOWNLOAD button to save your new profile frame image to the downloads folder on your computer.
  13. Log in to your LinkedIn, FaceBook, and Instagram accounts to replace your existing profile image with your new frame!
  1. Log into your FaceBook account and hover your mouse over your existing profile picture so the UPDATE PROFILE PICTURE button appears.
  2. Click the UPDATE PROFILE PICTURE button.
  3. Select UPLOAD PHOTO.
  4. Select the Profile Frame Image you just downloaded from Canva, and click OPEN.
  5. When you’re happy with the positioning, click USE AS PROFILE PICTURE.
  1. Log into your Instagram account and go to your profile page.
  2. Click on your current profile photo.
  3. In the new window, click UPLOAD PHOTO.
  4. Select the Profile Frame Image you just downloaded from Canva, and click OPEN.
  1. Log into your LinkedIn account and go to your profile page.
  2. Click on your current profile photo.
  3. In the pop-up window at the bottom click ADD PHOTO.
  4. In the new window click UPLOAD PHOTO.
  5. Select the Profile Frame Image you just downloaded from Canva, and click OPEN.
  6. Crop and adjust the photo using the ZOOM feature.
  7. Click SAVE PHOTO.

Press & Media Toolkit

Download NDPA’s Press & Media Toolkit for a full description of what topics NDPA can provide input on for the news media.

For local coalitions or other associations unsure where to start, download the press release templates with focused water safety and drowning prevention discussions to prompt your community to take action.

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!

Local Proclamation

A Local Government Proclamation is a great way for local government leaders to make a public announcement about Water Safety Month. Download NDPA’s local proclamation template to help you start the framework of your city’s effort to advocate water safety and drowning prevention efforts.

Be Part of the Conversation

Join NDPA’s Water Safety Warriors Facebook group (over 1.5k group members) and follow @drownalliance on our social media!

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