Now in its 19th year, National Water Safety Month is upon us and will put the spotlight on how to stay water safe throughout the whole of May.
What is National Water Safety Month?
National Water Safety Month is an annual awareness campaign led by the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance. Supported by the American Red Cross, National Recreation and Park Association, and World Waterpark Association, National Water Safety Month seeks to promote safety at home pools, recreational facilities, public swimming pools, and other water activity areas.*
What began as a promotional week back in 2003 has evolved into an annual, month-long event with help and assistance from a range of people and organizations.
Take a look at some American Red Cross water safety tips, or check out the list below...
Here's a few top tips on keeping water safe:
Never swim alone – Always ensure a lifeguard and/or people are present
Know your limitations – Don’t push past your physical, medical, or other capabilities
Keep rescue equipment poolside to be used quickly in the case of an emergency
Know how to call for help
Understand and adjust for risks, such as shallow water and rip currents
Pay close attention to children or weak swimmers in your care or nearby surroundings
Wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket appropriate for your weight size and water activity
International Water Safety Day - May 15
With May lending significant focus to water safety across the country, internationally, May 15 aims to spread global awareness around water safety, focusing on preventing drowning and educating young people to be safer in and around water.*
On this international water safety day, from classrooms and hospitals to airports and fitness centers, both children and adults will come together to learn the importance of water safety and learn some simple steps to help prioritize safety.
How can your organization prioritize water safety?
If your organization is looking to prioritize water safety but isn't sure where to start, our team of experts are on hand to help. At Glasdon, we are industry leaders in water safety equipment with a varied product range specifically designed to take control of water safety all year round.
For highly durable and visible life ring cabinets, the Guardian™ life ring cabinets may be an option. Specially designed from a weather-resistant Durapol™ material, the life ring cabinets also offer flexibility with wall-mounted and post-mounted fixing options to best suit your requirements. Both our 24" and 30" life ring cabinets are available with USCG-approved life rings and rope. Speak to our team of experts today for more information.
Alternatively, our fully weather-resistant large-capacity life jacket boxes offer unrivaled durability in all-weather types. Choose from either a 42-gallon or 106-gallon life jacket box to ensure your vital lifesaving equipment is stored away safely.
Whichever piece of water safety equipment you may select from our range, you can rest assured they have been tested to offer the optimum level of strength and durability and are ideal for positioning in tough external environments.
Originally posted: February 27, 2020
Last updated: April 29, 2022