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 »

Essential Supplies Every Boat Should Have

essential boating supplies

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?

dog swimming

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 »

Snorkeling Tips For Beginners

Snorkeling is a fun sport that almost anyone can enjoy. Families with small children can view shallow reefs as they look for colorful fish. Those with knee problems or bad backs, can float along, searching for corals and other marine life. Even those who aren’t strong swimmers can participate in […] 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, lake, or swimming pool more often. Taking your kids boating or lounging by the water is a great way to spend quality time with […] Read more »

What’s the Best Age to Start Swimming Lessons?

I bet every time you see your child kicking and giggling while taking a bath, you wonder if it’s time to introduce swimming lessons. However, there is a big difference between taking a bath and swimming. How do you know when they are old enough for swimming lessons? For the […] 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 […] Read more »