Enjoy the Water Safely
Drowning data Infographic
Life jacket loaner boards in Thurston County
Open water drowning information from Safe Kids Worldwide
Water safety tips from Safe Kids Worldwide.
Drowning Prevention and Water Safety for Kids
Open Water Drowning Prevention policies from Seattle Children's Hospital.
Always supervise children in or near water.
Drowning doesn't look like drowning, it is often silent.
Would you be able to spot someone drowning?
Myths and Facts about water safety.
WA State Parks & Recreation Boating Education
Water Safety Tips
Make sure all family members know how to swim.
Always wear a life jacket in, on, or around water.
It's best to swim only in designated areas with lifeguards.
Be especially careful when swimming, boating, or rafting in rivers due to dangers from currents and cold temperatures. The best decision may be not to enter the water.
Supervise children and teens when they are in or near all types of water. Ensure supervisors are close enough to provide immediate rescue.
Do not drink alcohol when swimming, boating or supervising children.
Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury and death for children and teens in Washington.
The populations at highest risk for drowning are young children under the age of five, males 15-24 years and 65 years and older, people with seizure disorders and non-swimmers.
Water Safety Resources
Water safety for Lakes, Rivers and Beaches
National Water Safety Program
Need a life jacket for your child? Several programs in WA will Loan You a Life Jacket
Choose the right life jacket
Children's size chart for PFDs
Water safety tips from Safe Kids
Drowning Prevention and water safety from Seattle Children's Hospital
Data for drowning risks in natural water settings
Water safety at home
US Coast Guard Boating Safety Resource Center
WA State Parks boating and water safety
National Safe Boating Council
Facts on unintentional drowning from the CDC.
Drowning surveillance and data