Water Safety Resource Guide

One of the most popular activities of the summertime involves the enjoyment of the water. Whether it be the family backyard pool, lake or the ocean, people have enjoyed the water for centuries. People have enjoyed the water by swimming, boating, fishing, jet skiing, water skiing and countless other ways. However, even with the pleasure that people get with the water, comes the need to use caution.

The water can be a dangerous place for adults and kids. When people ride in boats it is important to exhibit proper safety measures such as not standing near the edge of the boat, having a floatation device for every person on the boat and for being considerate of other boaters. Swimming safety is also important to consider. Swimmers need to know where they are swimming and if it is beyond their capabilities. Also, if swimming in a pool or beach it is important that a lifeguard be on duty. And, it is a good idea for people who are around water to know the basics of first aid. This information may be the difference between saving a person's life or not.

Enjoy the water, either through swimming, boating or other activity. However, please be safe. For more information on water safety, we have put together this list of resources:

Swimming Safety

  • Healthy Swimming – Informative page covering many areas of healthy swimming and recreational swimming.

  • Water Safety – Tips on how to be safe around the water by providing ideas on safe swimming.

  • Swimming Pool Safety Tips – Helpful page providing information and tips on safe swimming while at the pool.

  • Tips for Safe Swimming – Useful website which provides suggestions and tips for safe swimming.

  • Safe Ocean Swimming Guide – Information on the proper way to swim safely in the ocean.

  • Swimming Safety Tips – Tips and information for swimmers on how to remain safe while swimming in pools or the ocean.

  • Water Safety Guide – Useful guide with information on safety around water during swimming, boating and other uses.


Boating Safety

  • Boating Safety Site – Information and suggestions that can be used for all boating participants to remain safe.

  • Boating Safety – Helpful site with information on boating safety and boating articles.

  • Stay Safe While Boating – CDC page providing boaters with suggestions on how to remain safe while being in a boat.

  • Boating Safety Tips – Tips and suggestions on how to be a safe boat operator.

  • Boating Safety and Education – Useful site from the state of Virginia giving boaters information on safety and education for boating.

  • Safe Boating Resources – Helpful page of information and resources for boating safety.

  • Boating Safety Topics – Selection of topics that cover a variety of areas around safe boating.

  • Boating Safety – Informative government site with suggestions on what people should do to be safe while boating.


Water First Aid


Water Safety for Kids

  • Water Safety – Kid focused article providing information on water safety for kids.

  • Drowning Prevention – Helpful site providing parents and kids with information on how to prevent drowning.

  • Water Safety Kids – Educational site covering a wide variety of sites for water safety.

  • Kids Water Safety – Information on what can be done to help kids remain safe in boating and swimming.

  • Water Safety Checklist – Checklist of water safety rules and tips for children.

  • Water Safety for Kids – Fun and educational page providing games and activities that teach kids about water safety.