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Water Safety Tips

- Wear Coast Guard approved life jackets when around water, most people do not expect to end up in the water and of those who drown, were not wearing a life jacket.
- Water and alcohol do not mix.
- Check weather forecasts before embarking on water activities.
- Be aware of your personal water skill and knowledge.

Boating Safety Tips

- Wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket, many types and styles are available.
- Check all safety equipment, replace and repair before launching.
- File a float plan with family and friends.
- Be a courteousness boater, follow the rules of the road.
- Swimming near or under platforms on outboard motorboats, where CO2 (carbon monoxide) fumes accumulate, can kill.

Swimming Tips

- Wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket, many types and styles are available.
- Learning to swim is an important skill for all ages.
- Never swim alone, always swim with a buddy.
- Always swim in designated swimming areas.
- Diving or jumping from cliffs and bluffs invites tragedy.
- Always supervise children of all ages when around open bodies of water.