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Be sure you are water competent for natural environments before swimming – this is not your home pool!
Always enter unknown or shallow water feet first.
Watch out for currents, waves, and underwater obstructions – they’re not just found in the ocean.
Red Cross swim lessons help children & adults gain water safety and swimming skills. Ages 6 months – adult.
Be Aware of Hazards & Weather
Being water competent in natural water requires additional knowledge and skills than in the pool. Whenever you are near a lake, river, stream or other natural water environment, watch and prepare for:
Establish and Enforce Rules and Safe Behaviors
Take These Water Safety Steps
Don’t wait until it’s too late: learn how to respond to aquatic and other emergencies by taking Red Cross first aid, CPR and water safety courses.
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Learn to help keep your loved ones safe in & around water with drowning prevention & emergency response information. Includes educational games and videos for kids plus a swim lesson progress tracker.
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Call: 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
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