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Know Before you Go

We hope everyone has a SAFE and enjoyable summer.
 
You may know that we are on a mission to educate families to “Know Before You Go” and better understand water safety and keeping your families safe in and around water. Sadly, a 19 year old boy drowned just a few days ago because he couldn’t swim and got causght in a rip current…and the beaches weren’t open…so no life guards were there either. 
Globally a person dies from drowning every 70 seconds!!!
For every person that dies, there are 5 more that suffer life altering and debilitating changes due to spinal chord and brain injury due to submersion injuries.
95% of these deaths were PREVENTABLE!
Let’s look at this video! Coach Shawn will tell you how importance of Water Safety !

 

Rip currents are normal occurrences in oceans and large lakes.  Due to Hurricane Sandy and a channel dug by the Army Corps of Engineers in Far Rockaway, our Rockaway Beaches have more than their fair share of these.  They also intensify during storm and hurricane season.  Take a look at this poster to understand what happens in a rip.
ripcurrentsign copy
Here are other water safety fliers for you to review and share with your families, friends, colleagues, schools, civic associations, churches, medical community,….you get the point…EVERYone!
Drowning Stats/Safety Tips
Drowning statistics
Parent Guide to Water Safety
Parent Guide to Water Safety PSA
Did You Know About Secondary Drowning?
secondary drowning

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