Summer Water Safety

Now is the perfect time to ensure that you and your family are prepared to spend a fun, safe vacation or fun time by the water. Enroll in age-appropriate swim lessons and follow important safety rules whenever you are in, on or around water:

  • Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards
  • Always swim with a buddy
  • Never leave a young child unattended near water
  • Have young children or inexperienced swimmers wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets around water, but do not rely on life jackets alone
  • Establish water safety rules for your family and enforce them without fail
  • If you go boating, wear a life jacket! Most boating fatalities occur from drowning
  • Avoid alcohol use. Alcohol impairs judgment, balance, and coordination; affects swimming and diving skills; and reduces the body’s ability to stay warm

Take a minute today to sign up for a swimming course and review water safety tips before summer arrives.

American Family Fitness provides an array of American Red Cross classes year round including:

  • Learn to Swim Course
  • Preschool Aquatics (Swimming Course for Children)
  • Parent and Child Aquatics
  • Safety Training for Swim Coaches and Instructors

For more information regarding swim lessons or any of our American Red Cross courses, click here.

Debbi MooreDirector of

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