Kids Life Jacket vs Puddle Jumper vs Swim Vest

It’s summer, and that means many sunny afternoons spent in the water. Whether you’re boating on the lake or just frolicking in a backyard pool, it’s important to equip kids with the appropriate flotation devices. But which type do you choose? With all the different names of flotation devices and […] Read more »

Inflatable Life Vests: Everything You Need to Know

Any boater or water enthusiast knows the importance of a good personal floatation device, or PFD. A PFD can, quite literally, be the difference of life and death on the water, so purchasing one should not be take lightly. There are several different types of life vests on the market, […] Read more »

Secondary Drowning: What Every Parent Should Know

Consider this scenario: You were out enjoying a sunny afternoon swimming at the lake and your child seemed to swallow or inhale a small amount of water. They cough for a minute or so, and then they seem fine. You might think nothing of it since kids (and adults) often accidentally […] Read more »

How to teach a dog to swim

Teaching your dog how to swim is a fun and rewarding experience. Not only will they be able to participate in your water related activities, but the process will foster a closer relationship between both of you. The first step is to get your dog acclimated to water as soon as […] Read more »

Tips For Keeping Your Kids Safe Around Water

Now that the warm weather is here, it is all about fun in the sun. Children are more likely to want to go to the beach, park lake, or swimming pool more often. Spending the day by the water is a great way to spend time with the family, but […] Read more »

Top 5 Excuses for Not Wearing a Life Jacket

So you’re out on a warm summer day planning on heading to the beach, river, or lake. Because the only thing on your mind right now is the fun that you’ll have, wearing a life jacket is most likely not on your mind. Accidental drownings happen all the time, and the […] Read more »

Tips on Getting Your Child to Wear a Life Jacket

the struggle

While most adults understand the importance of a good life jacket and how wearing one can literally safe your life, young children don’t quite see it the same way. All they want to do is go out and have fun in the water! To avoid the all to common scenario […] Read more »

Backyard Pool Safety Tips

backyard pool safety tips

When the heat of the summer sun gets a little too much to bare, people will take refuge at the beach or at a pool. Public beaches and pools normally have lifeguards on duty to ensure the safety of all participants at the facility. This is not the case with […] Read more »

Surviving Hypothermia When Out on the Water

hypothermia out on water

A day of fun out on the water can quickly turn dangerous — even tragic. Hypothermia, the condition when a person’s core temperature reaches 95 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, can set in suddenly and even cause death through heart and respiratory failure. Hypothermia can occur from many instances: a boater gets soaked in cold waters via a capsized boat; an […] Read more »