Supervision is the key to keeping a child safe around and in water

  • Maintain eye contact with children around water. Never take your eyes off them.
  • Watch children in and around bathtubs, toilets and buckets
  • A young child can drown in less than 2 inches of water
  • With adults, take turns being the "water watcher" if you are at the pool, beach or lake.
  • Bring a cell phone with you to pools and other swimming areas to call 911 in case of emergency.
  • not use it to text or talk when watching children.
  • Be in the water with your child so he/she learns to respect the water, and you can rein-force safety skills he/she learns in swim lessons.

Teach children

  • Not to go swimming without a grown-up.
  • Not to go in the bathtub without an adult.
  • Not to play with water in buckets and toilets.
  • To stay away from pool and spa drains, grates or filters.