National Drowning Prevention Week
July 17-23 is Drowning Prevention Week, which focuses on providing education on drowning prevention.
Drowning is preventable. Learn the risks, statistics and how to increase safety. Enjoy a fun, safe summer by following these steps:
- Wear a lifejacket or PFD (Personal Floatation Device) when swimming or boating
- Swim with a buddy
- Avoid alcohol or drug consumption near, in or on the water
- Know your swimming limitations
- Ensure children are under direct supervision of an adult when around bodies of water
This week, the City’s social media channels will have key messages to ensure that our community stays 100 percent drowning free this year and in the future. Join us as we ensure residents stay safe in, on and around the water this summer by participating in the information share going on nationally this week.