The world is 71% water. Your children are 100% curious. Learn to recognize signs and symptoms of drowning, find out how to prevent it from happening, sign the pledge to be a Water Watcher, and see ways to have fun safely.
Become a Water Watcher
Are you a Water Watcher?
Assign an adult to constantly watch children in water. Sign the pledge to be a Water Watcher >
Watch Out for Curious Children
- Stay within arms reach when your child is near water
- 72% of drownings take place at home.
- Avoid floaties - use lifejackets instead
- Teach your child to swim.
Know the Facts
Water Safety Tips
Drowning is Preventable
- Drowning is silent and quick
- Only need mouth and nose covered to note breathe
- Use caution around bath tubs, bodies of water, buckets, and backyard pools
- 88% of drownings take place under some supervision
- 60% of drownings take place within 10 feet of safety.
Signs and Symptoms
Drowning victims are rarely able to wave or call for help. Watch for:
- Head low in the water or tilted back
- Trying to swim but not moving
- Hair covering forehead or eyes
- Eyes closed or unable to focus.
- Blow bubbles on surface, submerge face
- Practice front float
- Breathing on side for front crawl
- Front crawl flutter kick
- Front crawl arms
- Front crawl balance
- Side stroke legs
- Flip turn movements
- Diving movements
- Plank for endurance