Water Safety Tips

Pay attention

Always watch swimmers with complete attention and no distractions.

Protective barrier

Completely enclose pool with barrier that includes gate alarms and self locking gates.

Flotation devices

Us U.S. Coast Guard approved flotation devices, adjusted to proper fit.

Swimming lessons

Make sure all children are taught to swim and have water safety training.


Family and friends should know CPR and be prepared to provide care in case of emergency.

Drain Safety

Make sure pool drains, cleaning systems, and covers are safety compliant.


Use pool, gate, or door alarms to sound alerts in case a child enters the water unnoticed.

Open water

On lakes, rivers, and oceans always wear approved flotation devices. Never swim at dusk or at night.


Have an emergency plan in place so that everyone knows what to do in case an emergency arises.