Open Water Safety Checklist

Use this checklist to keep children safe when visiting rivers, oceans, and lakes.

Open Water Safety Checklist
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Open Water Safety Checklist

THE FIVE HIDDEN HAZARDS OF OPEN WATER

“While drowning in swimming pools gets significant attention, the fact is that more children and teens fatally drown in lakes, rivers, oceans, reservoirs and other types of open water.”

Teachers, Providers, and Program Administrators: Use this checklist to keep children safe when visiting rivers, oceans, and lakes. Also, share this downloadable resource with parents and families:

  1. E-mail to parents and families.
  2. Share on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the Hashtag #MDFamiliesEngage.
  3. Download, print, and distribute to parents and families.
  4. Place on the family communication board.

Parents and Families: Always monitor your children in and around the water. Also, teach them how to swim. 

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Open-Water-Safety-Checklist

 

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