Water Safety Resources

MAY IS WATER SAFETY MONTH!

lifejacket safety
FREE RESOURCE WATER SAFETY FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS ONLINE COURSE
Water safety fun
Pool Safety Rules

Lifejackets, or Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs), are important and should be worn correctly!

This document has information for the Starfish Aquatics Institute about how to properly fit and wear a PFD. It includes skills to practice while wearing a PFD, a fun rhythm for kids, and other safety concepts. 

English:  Lifejacket Handout

Spanish: Lifejacket Handout (Español)

Download the lifejacket coloring page: Lifejacket coloring page

This online course teaches parents and caregivers, especially those around young children, about the concepts of the circle of drowning prevention, water competency and the chain of drowning survival. It also provides guidance for applying water safety to common environments and situations where children are most at risk for drowning.

Course is available for everyone at https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/classes/water-safety-for-parents-and-caregivers/a6R3o0000012oT8.html 

The course is also available in Spanish https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/classes/seguridad-en-el-agua-para-padres-y-cuidadores---spanish-language-online/a6R3o000001eKLs.html?cgid=hidden&isCourse=true&storedistance=undefined#cgid=online-safety-classes&zip=rockledge%2C%2Bfl&latitude=28.3164498&longitude=-80.72698539999999&zipcode=&searchtype=class&start=30

Keep the conversation going!

Activity Pages to help everyone talk about being safe in and around the water:

Be Cool, Follow the Rules

Be on Guard

Something to think about when swim suit shopping this year!

Swim Suit Color Test Light
Swim Suit Color Test Dark
Water Safety Tips

Other resources: 

Prevent Drowning Foundation of San Diego http://preventdrowningfoundation.org/

Safer 3 - Water Safety Quest video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKV9QU0Hjwk

San Diego Swim Safer - https://www.sdswimsafer.org/

HIRING LIFEGUARDS

Become a lifeguard at the La Mesa Municipal Pool & Spa!

You will be trained and certified as a lifeguard and help the community be safer around the water!

Apply today here!