Summer is a great time to enjoy the beauty of Washington state. Like many people, you may want to take a dip in the lake, beach, or pool near you.
A fun day in the water can turn dangerous fast: Drowning causes thousands of deaths and permanent brain injuries every year. Babies and toddlers are most at risk for drowning, but it can happen to anyone.
“Enjoying the water with friends and family is one of the great pleasures of summer, but it’s important to do so safely.”
– Dr. Paul Sherman, Chief Medical Officer, CHPW
- The easiest way to prevent drowning is to wear a life jacket. Learn how to properly fit a life jacket.
- Water Safety for Lakes, Rivers, and Beaches and Pool Safety from Washington State Department of Health.
- Healthy Swimming Tips from the CDC.