Drain Danger Away
Tell your children not to swim near drains and suction outlets, and install anti-entrapment drain covers to minimize risk.
Deep Dive Dilemma
Kids should not dive into lakes, rivers or oceans because it's difficult to know the depth of the water or what lies beneath.
Watch the Water
Children should always swim with adult supervision, and should never play near creeks, drainage ditches or other bodies of water. Download a summer water safety fact sheet here.
Use lifejackets that are approved by the U.S. Coast Guard at all times when in or on the water. To learn how to choose the right floatation device for your child, click here.
It's always a good idea to be CPR Certified in case of emergency situations. The Red Cross offers some great courses throughout Wisconsin, which you can find here.
Water Safety Sheets
The Red Cross has some very helpful sheets on water safety. Download these forms to help choose the right life jacket, respond properly in a water emergency, and understand the risks when in the water.