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Water Safety Information
Water Safety Quick Links:
National Drowning Prevention Alliance
World's Largest Swimming Lesson
American Red Cross Water Safety for Parents and Caregivers (Free/Online/Self-paced Course)
Colin's Hope - Drowning is Preventable Interactive Curriculum for Parents to use with Children
The Zac Foundation - Water Safety for Children with Special Needs
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Water Safety for Your Special Needs Child
Lifeguard Your Child - Cook Children's
Water Safety Videos
EBPD Pool and Swimming Safety Tips (By EBTV)
NDPA's 5 Layers of Protection:
1. Barriers & Alarms:
It's important to use four-sided fencing with self-closing, self-latching gates, pool safety covers, and alarm systems to help prevent children and unauthorized adults from accessing water unsupervised. This includes looking at other potential bodies of water on or near your property including buckets, ponds, streams, lakes, etc.
Stay vigilant and aware of your surroundings with close, constant, and capable adult supervision from a designated water watcher or lifeguard anytime children are in or around water. This includes any situation where you may be swimming with lifeguards on duty. Parents/Guardians/Caregivers should always be watching and monitoring children, even in the presence of a lifeguard.
3. Water Competency:
Every child and adult should be equipped with the skills to protect themselves in water by learning and enhancing their basic water safety skills to reduce the risk of drowning and aquatic-related injuries. Crystal Springs Family Waterpark will be participating in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson on Thursday, June 22. It’s a free, water-safety awareness event for the whole family. More information will be available in the coming weeks.
4. Life Jackets:
When used appropriately, life jackets protect you when you are not expecting to be in the water, especially around open water. Ensure your life jackets are tested and approved by the United States Coast Guard (USCG).
5. Emergency Preparation
Knowing how to prepare for an emergency with CPR training with rescue breaths, and basic water rescue skills can make the difference between life and death. Have a phone available and ready to call 911.