Boating Education for Kids

August 26, 2011 | Infant Swimming Resource
Tags: Safety

Boating safety begins with wearing your life jacket. Whether you're wading in a stream or the shallow end of a pond, always wear your life jacket.

Keep a good look out for other boats. Even if you know the rules others may not, so you have to operate defensively.

The wind, rain and rough water associated with bad weather poses a safety hazard to the unsuspecting boater. The best thing a boater can do is to avoid bad weather.

You need to have the following items on your boat at all times: life jacket, fire extinguisher, marine radio, first aid kit, sound producing device, charts and anchor and line.

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Visit our Water Safety page for more information or download our Family Aquatic Safety List to keep water safety top of mind when out on the boat.