Backyard Water Safety

Prevent Drowning at Your Home

  • Assign a responsible adult to young children while in the bath and all children swimming or playing in or around water.
  • Lean to swim through an American Red Cross Certified program.
  • Learn CPR and other rescue methods.
  • Do not use air-filled innertubes or foam toys in the place of PFD’s. “Water-wings” also provide a false sense of protection and are not meant to keep swimmers safe.
  • Install a pool alarm or 4-sided fence that separates the pool and play area of the yard.
  • Clear the area of toys and other objects that might entice your child too close to the pool area.
  • For more information, visit PoolSafely or the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.