Water Safety is a 2 hour course provided by Campaign Pay it Forward teaching water safety precautions to prevent injuries.
The best way to prevent emergencies is by taking preventative measures. This class in Water Safety offered by Campaign Pay it Forward is the best method in providing water safety and avoid other hazards. This class addresses the leading cause and causes of pool, lake, open water and beach front injuries. Prior to a lifeguard saving ones life, precautions can be taken to lower risk to children, young adults, adults, seniors and kids, by learning the proper behavior regarding staying safe during water activities and ensuring safety.
Water Safety during similar activities such as boating, a river float and ocean swims is imperative and starts with certain steps, such as stay calm, and check your surroundings for safety. Parents staying within arm’s reach of a child even if they are considered a strong swimmer during games and activities is an important step as well. This class reviews all the safety points for swimmers and the lessons to avoid drowning and other emergencies. Taking swim lessons and brushing up on swimming skills for all ages is recommended. Swim instructors will direct swimmers and first time swimmers from putting themselves in harms way. Parents stay close to young swimmers and swim parallel when they are not using water wings or life jackets. Coast guard approved life preservers and swim aids are also recommended for inexperienced swimmers.
This class reviews the full gambit of water safety tips including life jacket choices, monitoring body temperature, warnings regarding those that consume alcohol, immersed in cold water, shallow water dangers, avoid drowning, how to wear life vests, identifying warning signs and more. Rescue techniques and the use of Red Cross skills are important but does not replace the key component of where one must stay safe. The strongest swimmers and lifeguards cannot survive in a rip current or rivers without the proper training. One must know the direction to swim and at what point they may swim back to shore. Beach, lake fronts, rivers differ from pools in many ways. Parents and children of all ages can not simply jump in the ocean or a distance from shore without the proper training. General boating knowledge and boating courses are even required for safe boating. Owning a boat is not enough to protect one and their passengers from water dangers. Of course, knowing how to swim is key but does not make one drown proof. Swim Classes teach children swimming skills and water safety tips, but swim lessons are not enough. One must be reminded to supervise children at all times to maintain water safety at pools, lakes, rivers and waterfronts.
Boating does require coast guard approved life jackets. Requirements for water safety also requires that each life jacket fit each individual on the boat. Regardless of the body of water or the experience of the person swimming or diving, having one wear a life vest is recommended when a boat is in motion. Extreme weather should also trigger the use of a life vest and life lines. Top tips in identifying inclement weather are provided. Swimming or diving in bad weather is also something to be avoided. Water Safety lessons, swim lessons and a Red Cross water program provided by Campaign Pay it Forward is a great deterrent against drowning and helps children and kids to stay safe. Putting the needs of others and water safety ahead of playing and jump(ing) time can make the difference between life and death.
Parents need to remember that a child can go from swimming, to a float, and then to drowning in seconds. Parents and children regardless of age should learn water safety and be provided swim lessons. To learn CPR and other Red Cross provided classes for general use and emergency situations is highly recommended. Saving lives or simply enjoying the water safely is the primary goal at a pool and in any open water environment. The playful fun time is not worth losing a child to drowning or worth consuming alcohol. In any body of water an emergency can happen with or without a lifeguard present. The second leading cause of boating neglect is not having everyone wear life vests. Mixing neglect, alcohol and the lack of water safety knowledge will definitely increase the likelihood of an emergency arising.
A pool is a good starting point for parents to arrange swimming lessons for their children. Kids safety at pools are more easily monitored and supervised along with swim lessons. Although a child should learn to swim at a pool to start it is still a dangerous environment that parents should continuously monitor. Regardless of Water Safety classes and the level of experience that a child can swim, most states and municipalities still require supervision and fencing being place around the perimeter of most swimming pools. Children are still at risk on, in and around a pool regardless of their swimming abilities and being watched. In no way should this website or webpage be used in lieu of taking an entire Water Safety class. Taking a Water Safety class for kids and adults can help prevent injury during swimming or general time at a pool.
Campaign Pay it Forward provides numerous classes at nominal fees to ensure that as many people as possible can be trained in providing care in an emergency. Campaign Pay it Forward additionally provides courses in Stop the Bleed, Scouting, CPR AED, First Aid, Basic Life Support, TACMED, Lifeguard Training, Babysitting, Water safety, ServSafe, Wilderness First Aid and instructor Courses such as ACLS, PALS, CPR, Lifeguarding, Basic Life Support. Having a wide base of knowledge and even buckets of skill sets when it comes to survival and safety can make the difference between life and death. Sign up for one of our primary class programs, today, and Pay it Forward.
Ensure every member of your family learns to swim so they at least achieve skills of water competency: able to enter the water, get a breath, stay afloat, change position, swim a distance then get out of the water safely.
Know what to do in a water emergency – including how to help someone in trouble in the water safely, call for emergency help and CPR.
Employ layers of protection including barriers to prevent access to water, life jackets, and close supervision of children to prevent drowning.
Upon successful completion of the course, learners will receive a 2-year Basic Life Support digital certificate with anytime, anywhere access to certificate and training history.
It only takes a moment. A child or weak swimmer can drown in the time it takes to reply to a text, check a fishing line or apply sunscreen. Death and injury from drownings happen every day in home pools and hot tubs, at the beach or in oceans, lakes, rivers and streams, bathtubs, and even buckets.
The Red Cross believes that by working together to improve water competency – which includes swimming skills, water smarts and helping others – water activities can be safer… and just as much fun.
Campaign Pay It Forward believes strongly that emergency preparedness and intervention is critical to saving lives. We want to make sure that everyone who wants to be trained in these skills has the opportunity to learn, whether they are required for work or simply want to be ready to help.
We set aside 10% of our profits on every course to fund a need-based scholarship that allows us to offer a free course to one participant in every course. To apply for our scholarship, go here.