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Drowning Prevention 

​Water Safety is a Phone Call Away

Recreational swimming, use of watercrafts, scuba diving, and snorkeling are just some of the aquatic pastimes Floridians can enjoy year-round. This enjoyment, however, can quickly turn to tragedy. Drowning's and other water-related tragedies have a lifetime effect on everyone involved, including family, friends, and the community. To make a significant impact, drowning prevention must become a community effort. In Palm Beach County, information and resources are just a phone call away--to the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County. The coalition brings together resources, referral information, and water safety instructions for public access. Please call (561) 616-7068 for more information or to volunteer or visit our Drowning Prevention web site at https://discover.pbcgov.org/drowningprevention/.

Drowning Prevention Do's and Don'ts

DO.... Teach children water safety and swimming skills as soon as possible.
DO.... Teach yourself water safety and rescue swimming skills.
DO.... Maintain constant visual contact with children in pool or pool area.
DO.... Always brief babysitters on water safety, emphasizing the need for constant supervision.
DON'T.... Rely on swimming lessons, life preservers, or other equipment to make a child "water safe."
DON'T.... Ever leave a child alone in a body of water.
DON'T.... Leave out toys that might attract a child in pool or pool area.
DON'T.... Prop the gate to a pool area open.

Ocean Mile Swim

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Love open water swimming? Want to test your skills in competition? Don’t miss this opportunity to compete against other open water swimmers while being guarded by Palm Beach County’s award winning ocean lifeguards.