Watch Children In Water At All Times
Most water-related injuries happen when eyes are taken off of children.
Never leave a child alone or unattended near the water. Even though a trained lifeguard may be present, all parents should practice, “reach supervision,” which means to be within arm’s length of a child.
Children who are not strong enough to swim on their own should use a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal floatation device.
All people especially children should always swim with a buddy and be knowledgeable of the water environment, taking notice of deep and shallow areas, currents, exit areas, and obstructions.
Watch your children for signs of the dangerous “TOOS”
Water Safety Tips from the International Swimming Hall of Fame