MAY IS WATER SAFETY MONTH!
Lifejackets, or Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs), are important and should be worn correctly!
This document has information for the Starfish Aquatics Institute about how to properly fit and wear a PFD. It includes skills to practice while wearing a PFD, a fun rhythm for kids, and other safety concepts.
English: Lifejacket Handout
Spanish: Lifejacket Handout (Español)
Download the lifejacket coloring page: Lifejacket coloring page
This online course teaches parents and caregivers, especially those around young children, about the concepts of the circle of drowning prevention, water competency and the chain of drowning survival. It also provides guidance for applying water safety to common environments and situations where children are most at risk for drowning.
Course is available for everyone at https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/classes/water-safety-for-parents-and-caregivers/a6R3o0000012oT8.html
The course is also available in Spanish https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/classes/seguridad-en-el-agua-para-padres-y-cuidadores---spanish-language-online/a6R3o000001eKLs.html?cgid=hidden&isCourse=true&storedistance=undefined#cgid=online-safety-classes&zip=rockledge%2C%2Bfl&latitude=28.3164498&longitude=-80.72698539999999&zipcode=&searchtype=class&start=30
Something to think about when swim suit shopping this year!