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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 kids when they are in or around water, without being distracted. Keep young children within arm’s reach of an adult.

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

When children are swimming and there are several adults present, make sure kids are actively supervised at all times by choosing a Water Watcher. This is a responsible adult who agrees to watch swimmers without distractions and wear a Water Watcher card. After a certain amount of time, such as 15-minutes, the Water Watcher card is passed to another adult as a tangible symbol of who is now the Water Watcher. Download and print your free Water Watcher card.

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.

Pool Safety Checklist

A detailed list of things to check for before using your pool.