August 8, 2013 6:19 pm 

We all know its coming – the HEAT. Hot summers are common in Nebraska, and water activities are a popular way to cool down and have fun at the same time. Remember these simple steps to keep you and yours safe this season.

  1. Watch – always supervise kids in and near water.
  2. Knowledge and Preparation – use proper fences and other barriers to protect kids from pools and always know what dangers are present at different types of water activities.
  3. Teach – help children learn water safety rules and techniques and proper swimming technique if they are old enough.
  4. Equipment – provide the right tools for the sport – including life jackets in open water activities.

For more information, download this helpful PDF checklist.

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This post was written by Hauptman, O'Brien, Wolf, & Lathrop