Kids, Safer Water, Safer Response
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Safer 3 provides a multi-layered approach to drowning prevention. Safer
Water….Safer Kid’s….Safer Response are the three elements of the Safer 3
Safer Water refers to the protection against an unauthorized entry to a pool or
spa by a child that has little or no swimming skills. There are many types of
protection available including barrier fencing with latching gates, alarms,
door locks and pool covers.
Safer Kid’s involves both caretaker and the potential victim, the child.
Constant adult supervision by one with swimming ability, swim skill attainment
through on going lesson programs by qualified instructors, education of both
parents and children as to proper behavior in and around the water are key
Safer Response is the preparation for the event of a drowning accident. Rescue
techniques such as CPR and rescue breathing should be learned and reviewed,
developing an action plan and having rescue equipment on hand are also
Everyone should be familiar with the 911 emergency phone number and a phone
should be at poolside.
The Swim for Life Foundation is proud to partner with Finis inc. to promote the
Safer 3 program. Together and with the hope of future sponsors we are
developing a brochure and activity book for distribution to raise the awareness
of the general public and to educate both parents and children as to the roles
that they can play in this effort.
Fire Authority personnel and other groups are very excited to have a proactive
campaign to bring to the schools and community events that they sponsor.
It is our sincerest wish to see this campaign bring a heightened awareness and
greater understanding as to what we all can do to help prevent childhood