A day at the beach, a cannonball into the pool, racing down the river on water skis: summer fun in the water can create some of the best family memories! Unfortunately, for over 200 families each year, those memories are ones of tragedy due to accidental drowning. Whether you own a residential pool, frequent a public facility or spend a day on the lake or river, water safety should be foremost on your mind. Never leave children unattended around water! Always make sure you have a “water watcher” when using a pool, lake or river! The more you understand and talk about water safety ahead of time, the more you and your loved ones will be likely to remember what to do around the water and during a water emergency. Remember that drowning can be fast and silent. Don’t wait until you get to the water to start thinking about water safety.
For more information and water safety tips you can visit the following sites, or any site that offers water safety information.