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Useful Links for Swimming and Boating Safety

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.

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

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

How to Choose the Right Life Jacket (Brochure) - Information from the U.S. Coast Guard on choosing the right life jacket based on size and activity.

National Safe Boating Council - Resources and information produced by the National Safe Boating Council to aid in boat safety education.

Water Safety Season Toolkit - Water Safety Season Tookit provided by the National Drowning Prevention Alliance

5 Layers of Protection Video (Available in English and Spanish) - National Drowning Prevention Alliance's 5 Layers of Protection video to prevent drowning.

American Red Cross - Essential water safety tips covering swimming precautions, hazards, and supervision guidelines. 

Boating Safety with Kids - Tips for avoiding hazards of open water while swimming, fishing, rafting and more from Boatzon.

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