NSC and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are encouraging everyone to keep water safety top of mind and reduce child drowning in pools and spas. The Pool Safely campaign reminds everyone to follow five simple steps to stay safer in and around water. More than 75,000 adults and children have signed the Pool Safely Pledge last summer. Water competency is a way of improving water safety for yourself and those around you through avoiding common dangers, developing fundamental water safety skills to make you safer in and around the water, and knowing how to prevent and respond to drowning emergencies.
Water Safety Tips at Home. Actively Supervise Kids in or Around Water. A Water Watcher is a responsible adult who agrees to watch the kids in the water without distractions and wear a Water Watcher card. After a certain amount of time (such as 15-minutes), the Water Watcher card is passed to another adult, who is responsible for the active. Has received water safety swim lessons: Knows water safety rules and understand them: Knows to never enter the water without an adult supervising as a "Water Watcher" Understands the dangers of playing in dirty water and knows not to do so (lake, pond, canal, standing water) Knows basic rescue techniques Call for Help Reach, Throw, Don't GO.
Bathroom Water Safety. Find out how to keep young kids safe in and around the tub. Pool Safety. Think safety if you have a a pool, pond, spa, or hot tub on your property. Water Safety Outdoors. Swimming in a pool is different from swimming in a lake or the ocean. Here's what you need to know. Take a water safety class and earn certification from the American Red Cross. Designed for individuals, swim coaches, lifeguards, and others who work or play on, in or near water, our classes can not only help you stay safe – but give you the skills to help others during times of crisis.