A. Absolutley we do.  Safe Kids Canada has published their Water Safety Rules offering parents alot of smart and simple rules to follow.

In General

  • Stay within sight and reach of your child at all times
  • Everyone must swim with an adult buddy who is a good swimmer and no one ever swims alone
  • Supervisors must know how to prevent, recognize and respond to emergencies, because they know how to swim and are trained in CPR and First Aid
  • Swim in areas that are safe. Know where the water is deep or shallow, where the currents are weak or strong, and where the entry and exit points are located
  • Children and weak swimmers must wear lifejackets
  • Jump feet-first into water
  • Watch out for the dangerous “too’s” – too cold, too tired, too far from safety, too much sun, too much tiring activity
  • Children and weak swimmers stay in water that is less than chest deep
  • Pay attention to local weather conditions and forecasts. Stop swimming at the first sign of bad weather
  • Only dive in areas that are clearly marked and is deep enough to do so
  • Do not mix alcohol with swimming, diving or boating
  • Make sure your children are taking swimming lessons
  • Everyone must wear a lifejacket with boating

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