The Rise and Fall of Flying Boating Tubes

In the event you’ve never heard of flying boat tubes, you’re probably not alone. The sport only lasted for a little over a year, but was very popular during that brief period. So just what are these flying boat tubes and why were they so short-lived? Flying Boating Tubes Take […] Read more »

How to Save Someone From Drowning and Get Them to Safety

Swimming naturally goes along with summertime like sunglasses and flip flops. People of all ages enjoy swimming and it’s an excellent source of exercise and enjoyment. It’s smart, though, to know some good tips to save a drowning person just in case the unforeseen and unexpected ever happens. No one […] Read more »

Life Jacket Wear Rate Statistics

Have you every wondered what percentage of people actually wear life jackets in various situations? Based off USCG Boating’s excellent annual Life Jacket Wear Rate Observation Study, we’ve put their data in an easy to read chart format. The study was conducted by JSI Research and Training Institute and 2017 […] 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 Avoid Getting Sunburned at the Beach

The sun can feel absolutely blissful especially after a stretch of cloudy, rainy weather or after a long winter. People love getting out in the sun and they especially love spending time at the beach after dreary days. Relaxing on the beach with a good book, listening to the waves […] Read more »

Top 12 Fun Beach Activities for Toddlers

Sunny summer days spent playing and splashing at the beach can quickly become some of your toddler’s fondest memories. They’ll look back on these days and place them among the best and most fun times they enjoyed when they were little. If they’re like many people, they’ll never outgrow their […] Read more »

Essential Supplies Every Boat Should Have

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Nothing is more refreshing than being out on the open seas, with the wind in your hair and the sea salt in your face. Or maybe cruising across a clear lake with fresh air all around you. Whatever your pleasure, being prepared is crucial before stepping foot in your boat […] 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 »

Should My Dog Wear a Life Vest?

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Many pet owners assume that their dogs know how to swim. It is the general assumption that dogs are born being natural swimmers. However, this assumption is not entirely accurate and some may need help to learn how to swim. Even though there are dogs that are pretty good swimmers, […] Read more »

What’s the Best Way to Check the Buoyancy of your PFD?

The first test of your personal flotation device (PFD) shouldn’t happen during a boating crisis. Being tossed into unfriendly waters in a life jacket that doesn’t fit or isn’t properly secured can be a potentially deadly mistake that is easily avoided. Being familiar with your life jacket is the first […] Read more »