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Wolfson Children's Hospital Water Safety

Water Safety

In Florida, our warm weather makes it possible to swim almost year round, which means year-round danger of drowning. Safe Kids Northeast Florida is here to help and aims to protect children from drowning by educating parents and the community about water safety.

Safe Kids Northeast Florida

904.202.4302

THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s Hospital is the lead organization for Safe Kids Northeast Florida.

Why Wolfson Advocates for Kids

Advocating for children is the most important part of our mission. Through THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s, we reach beyond the walls of the hospital to promote safe and healthy childhoods for all kids in our region.

Wolfson Children's Hospital The Players Center for Child Health

Safe Kids Northeast Florida

904.202.4302

THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s Hospital is the lead organization for Safe Kids Northeast Florida.

Lifeguard Your Child

The more layers of protection you have around water, the safer your child is.

Water Supervision

Supervision

Watch your kids when they are in and around water, without distraction

Learn to Swim

Learn to Swim

Keep your kids in swimming lessons. Find lessons at City of Jax and Jax Moms Blog

Water Emergency Safety

Emergency Plan

Learn CPR and basic rescue skills. Find classes here.

Water Barriers

Barriers

There are several types of barriers to put multiple layers of protection around water near your home.

Wolfson Children's Hospital Water Safety Lanyard

Water Watcher Tags

Designate an adult as the Water Watcher to prevent gaps in supervision and assumptions about who is watching the kids. Request a free tag by calling 904.202.4302.

Water Safety Video

Learn how to keep children safe when swimming, boating, enjoying the ocean or hanging around the house pool.

Swimming Safety Tips

Everything you need to know to keep your kids safe when swimming.

5 Truths About Childhood Drowning

Detailed information to keep your child safe in and around water.