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Swimming Safety Education

Code: JR-8200.9500-800

Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures that people can take to ensure their safety when swimming in the ocean, a lake, a river, a pond or a public or private swimming pool; engaging in water sports such as surfing or water skiing; or when using a spa, hot tub or whirlpool. Topics may include child drowning prevention, safety barrier guidelines for home pools and spas; diving safety; pool rules; hot tub risk factors; water quality assurance; basic water rescue techniques for oneself or others; life jackets, wet suits and other protective gear; protection against and treatment of hypothermia; swimming in undertows, rip tides and other strong currents; inshore holes; "sneaker" waves; dangerous beach and surf conditions; and sharks, jellyfish and other sea denizens.

See Also:

Swimming Instructor Volunteer Opportunities (PX-7000.8700)

Swimming/Swimming Lessons (PL-7000.8800)

Swimming Facilities (PL-6400.7000-840)

Beaches (PL-6400.1000)

Lifeguard Training (JR-8200.9500-450)

Beach Awareness (JR-8200.9500-100)

Sports Safety Education (JR-8200.8300)

Backyard Safety Education (JR-8200.3000-100)

Lifeguard Services (JR-1800.4500)

Pool Sanitation (JP-6500.6630)