Safe Swim

March 5, 2020
Family Support
Safe Swimming

Being Water SMART means knowing how to make your environment safer for toddlers and children in and around water. Adult supervision, pool fences, door alarms, self-latching gates and knowing CPR. In a drowning incident, to prevent a tragedy every second counts. Thanks to Pediatric Associates Foundation; Children's Services Council, FL Dept. of Health in Broward County, Department of Children and Families, SWIMS Foundation and other community partners making a difference in keeping children safer in and around water.

Click HERE for more information and Safe Swim recommendations.

Water SMART Broward Swim Instruction Coupon

Drowning Prevention Webinars

Watch how being Water Smart saves lives!

Watcher Watchers PSA: "Bad things happen when no one watches the water."

 

Drowning Prevention PSA and Recommendations

 

Future First: Drowning Prevention

 

Senator Sobel and Dr. Edna Tello from Broward Health, share some useful tips.

 

Cassie McGovern is a mom who became an advocate for water safety awareness after the tragedy of losing her child to drowning. Hear Cassie's lessons learned to help other families avoid a similar tragedy.

 

Kim Burgess, Drowning Prevention Coordinator for the FL Dept. of Health in Broward County, talks about what Broward is doing to help reduce the number of drowning incidents.

 

Jay Sanford, Manager of Swim Central, talks about water safety education classes offered and assistance with locating swimming lessons that are convenient for families.

 

Ken Roland, Pool Operations Coordinator for the City of Fort Lauderdale and President of the SWIMS Foundation, talks about the Safer 3 and Water SMART (Safety Methods And Rescue Techniques) campaigns.

 

U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz talks about legislation in place to help prevent drowning in young children.

For more videos about being Water Smart and everything else connected to CSC, visit our YouTube page.


 

More Information:

Swim Central 954-357-SWIM

FL Dept. of Health in Broward Drowning Prevention Task Force of Broward County: 954-467-4700 x 5807

Pediatric Associates Foundation www.pediatricassociatesfoundation.org

Water Smart Broward www.watersmartbroward.org

Children’s Service Council of Broward County: 954-377-1000

2-1-1 Broward: Dial 211 or visit 211-broward.org

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