As swim season approaches, we encourage children and parents to explore the many benefits of swimming, while also keeping safety top of mind. In all of our swim programs, participants can enjoy water sports, enhance or learn new techniques, meet new friends and develop confidence, while also learning safety skills that can save lives. 

As part of National Water Safety Month in May, we encourage parents to take an active role in their child’s safety. Following are safety tips to practice when in and around the water:

  • Only swim when and where there is a lifeguard on duty; never swim alone.

  • Adults should constantly and actively watch their children.

  • Inexperienced or non-swimmers should wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket.  

  • Parents or guardians of young children should be within an arm’s reach.

  • Children and adults should not engage in breath holding activities.