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Useful Links for Swimming and Boating Safety

Boating Safety Sidekicks - Activities and information produced by the National Safe Boating Council to entertain and educate children on boat safety importance and ways to boat safely.

CDC BAM! H2O Smarts - Water safety tips and information on boating, surfing, fishing, water skiing, swimming from the Centers for Disease Control's Body And Mind Healthy Youth Site.

Consumer Product Safety Commission - Protects the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction

Healthy Swimming and Recreational Water - Information on safety in and around the water, on the water, preventing sunburn, skin cancer and heat-related illness.

National Drowning Prevention Alliance - Mission is to prevent drowning and aquatic injuries, by educating, leading, engaging, and supporting the public, and the group's members, chapters, and partners.

Pool Safely Campaign - Pool Safely: Simple Steps to Save Lives, is the CPSC's national public education campaign to reduce childhood drownings, submersion injuries and entrapments.

Protect the Ones You Love from Drowning (Podcast) - This podcast, developed as part of the Protect the Ones You Love initiative, discusses steps parents can take to help protect their children from drowning.

Rip Current Safety - Learn about staying safe while swimming at a beach and how to recognize and avoud possible rip currents. 

Swim Safely: Quick Tips - Provides tips to stay safe in and near the water, including safe swimming, effective child supervision, evaluating water and weather conditions, protecting skin from the sun.

U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety  - Information from the U.S. Coast Guard on boating safety, including fact sheets.