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Water Safety

We live in a community with many lakes.  Swimming, boating, water skiing - what a great way to enjoy the summer!  Be water safe by following these water safety tips:

  • Learn to swim and keep practicing your skills
  • Always ask a parent or adult supervising you for permission BEFORE getting in the water
  • Always make sure there is a Lifeguard on duty or a parent or adult watching before you go swimming.
  • Always use the BUDDY SYSTEM - never swim or go boating by yourself.
  • Always wear sunscreen while you're in the water.
  • Always wear a lifejacket in a boat or raft or on a tube near water.  You can wear one while swimming too!

Swimming is fun 


Visit the links below for videos, games, and activities.

 Timon & Pumbaa Water Safety Smart VideoSidekicks Boating Safety Website
 Timon and Pumbaa in Water Safety Smart VideoVisit the Boating Safety Sidekicks Website


 Boat Smart - Board Safe


  • Always wear your life jacket or PFD (Personal Flotation Device)
  • Have your pleasure operator card
  • Check the weather before you go boating
  • Always make sure you have enough gas
  • Tell someone where you are boating
  • Check your maps and charts before leaving
  • Follow the speed limit on the water
  • Do not boat close to the beaches
  • Do not stand up in small boats    
Kids don't float.
 Be water smart - wear a life jacket 

Items to keep on your boat in case of an emergency:


  • PFDs for everyone (personal flotation devices)
  • two oars or paddles
  • whistle
  • flashlight
  • bucket
  • first aid kit
  • blanket
  • tow ropes
  • radio
  • maps
  • compass

Be water safe with Inspector Mooseau

 You should always have a hat and sunglasses, sunscreen, drinking water and snacks.  You will really be prepared!!