Kids Don’t Float is a highly successful water safety education for kids
US Coast Guard Boating Safety Resource Center
National Safe Boating Council
Cold Water information
Tips to stay safe around water from the American Red Cross
Enjoy the Water Safely
Drowning Prevention and water safety from Seattle Children's Hospital
Life jacket loaner boards in Thurston County
Need a life jacket for your child? Several programs in WA will Loan You a Life Jacket
Choose the right life jacket
Drowning data Infographic
Open Water Drowning Prevention policies from Seattle Children's Hospital.
Always supervise children in or near water.
Drowning doesn't look like drowning, it is often silent.
Would you be able to spot someone drowning?
Myths and Facts about water safety
Water Safety Tips
Make sure all family members know how to swim.
Always wear a life jacket in, on, or around water.
It's best to swim only in designated areas with lifeguards.
Be especially careful when swimming or boating in rivers due to dangers from currents and cold temperatures.
Do not drink alcohol when swimming, boating or supervising children
Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury and death for children and teens in Washington.
Populations at highest risk for drowning are children under the age of five, males 15-24 years and 65 years and older, people with seizure disorders and non-swimmers.
Facts on Childhood Drowning.