In addition, we are asking you to "Take a Selfie for W.A.T.E.R. Safety!" Help us build awareness about the importance of these easy to remember water safety tips by sharing on social media and you could win a YEAR of FREE swim lessons courtesy of Goldfish!* Take a selfie of yourself, your kid, your family discussing water safety, or someone you know in action in the pool with the hashtag #WaterSafetyGSS to enter. And remember these important water safety tips whenever you're around a body of water:
W. "Wear a life jacket." Realize that floaties, noodles and plastic inner tubes do NOT protect against drowning. They are created as water toys, not life-saving devices. U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets can be worn while swimming or boating to keep you safe.
A. Act. "Throw but don't go!" If you see someone in trouble in the water, throw an item for them to grab onto but NEVER jump in yourself -- you could be putting both of you in danger!
T. Take Swim Lessons. Swim lessons are the best way to ensure you and your family stays safe and has the most fun while in the water.
E. Educate. Learn Swim Safety Skills. Key to swim safety is knowing essential skills like treading water and rolling over to float and catch a breath. With education about swim safety, you’ll be prepared if something unexpected happens.
R. Respect and Follow the Rules. Pay attention to posted rules and signage -- listen to lifeguards, parents, and coaches. The rules and adults in charge are there to keep everyone safe!
*At participating Goldfish locations only. One winner for entire Goldfish Swim School network will be chosen. Contest ends 5/31/19.