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Posted on: July 22, 2021
[ARCHIVED] National Drowning Prevention Week: Be Water Smart - Swim with a Buddy
National Drowning Prevention Week: Be Water Smart - Swim with a Buddy
Every year many drownings occur while engaged in aquatic activities - where people intended on being in the water, but something went wrong. 20% of people drowned unexpectedly and 2/3 occur in open water.
Always swim with a buddy. Many drowning deaths happen when swimming alone. If you’re not within arms’ reach, you’ve gone too far! Always actively supervise children.
Know before you go! Check weather and water conditions before heading out. Know what’s below! Protect your neck. Go feet first into water the first time. Never dive into shallow water. Substance use and swimming don’t mix. Stay sober when in and around the water. Lifejackets don’t work if you don’t wear them or wear them correctly.
When you come down to check out the Fire Department demonstration at the Pool between 2:00-3:30pm don't forget to pick up your copy of the WaterSmart Activity Book at the Front Desk to be entered in our draw for prizes!! We also have 3 other Lifeguard instructed activities planned for ADDITIONAL draw entries!! Hope to see you there!