Water Safety

  • Drowning is a leading cause of injury-related death in children less than 15 years old. CDC tips on how to protect children from drowning
  • Prevent access backyard pools when not in use. Install fencing and use locks/alarms for windows and doors. 
  • Tips on swimming in lakes, rivers and oceans.
  • Do not swim alone and use the buddy system.
  • Don’t mix water activities/recreation with the use of alcoholic beverages, drugs or other mind-altering substances.
  • Do not swim when overtired, overheated, or immediately after eating.
  • Do not swim in unfamiliar areas, which may harbor unknown dangerous currents, deep holes, debris or other hazards.
  • More water safety tips from California State Parks