The Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County exists to prevent drowning, near drowning and other waterrelated incidents. Water is a fantastic resource but it also poses a fantastic threat. These hazards are avoidable with proper education, responsibility and action.
1. Can your child roll over, float on his/her back, and yell for help?
This is the most important technique children can use to protect themselves from drowning while alerting others to their danger.
2. Does your child take refresher swimming classes every year?
Rapidly changing skills, different levels of development, and a limited attention span require that a child's swimming abilities be continually updated.
3. Can you resuscitate your child?
All care givers (parents, grandparents, babysitters, etc.) must learn First Aid/CPR.
Did You Know?
The Do's and Don't of Water Safety: