May is National Water Safety Month!

May is National Water Safety Month!

Swimming and other water-related recreational activities are very popular in the United States. We are here to increase awareness and provide ongoing public education of safer water practices.

The American Red Cross® Water Safety for Parents and Caregivers Online Course focuses on developing an awareness of the risks of drowning and how to minimize those risks, especially for young children. This online course teaches parents and caregivers 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. If you are ready to get started, you may access the course here.