select another adult to be the Water Watcher.
Teach children that swimming in open water is different from swimming in a pool.
Be aware of situations that are unique to open water, such as limited visibility, depth, uneven surfaces, currents and undertow. These potential hazards can make swimming in open water more challenging than swimming in a pool.
Wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket
when boating or participating in other water activities. Choose a life jacket that is right for your child’s weight and water activity. Weak swimmers and children who cannot swim should wear life jackets when they are in or near water.
Open water can be fast-moving and unpredictable.
Water in rivers, creeks and streams constantly flows downstream, creating strong currents due to changes under the surface of the water.
Our hearts, prayers and thoughts are with the Jackson family.