consumers / parents

Safety Tips

With the promise of summer comes more time spent near and in the water. Here are some tips to keep your family safe while enjoying all types of water activities.

American Red Cross’s Water Safety Resources
The American Red Cross believes that consumers who improve water competency, which includes swimming skills and water smarts, can make water activities safer … and just as much fun. Find swim classes, learn how to make water safety a priority, know what to do in an emergency and understand why you should embrace water safety.

World Waterpark Association’s Water Safety Tips
Swimming is one of life’s greatest pleasures. #BeWaterAware so you can stay safe and enjoy the water at the same time. Learn more about water safety and follow important safety tips.

Pool Safely’s 7 Safety Tips
Swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs are great places for family fun. Ensure everyone follows these simple steps to stay safer in and around water.

Home Pool Essentials Course
The Home Pool Essentials course was developed by the American Red Cross and the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance to teach home pool owners the basics of pool, spa, and hot tub maintenance, as well as strategies for creating a safer pool environment. This course is ideal for home pool, spa, and hot tub owners, in addition to home inspectors, parents, and other health advocates.

Pool Safety’s Free Educational Materials
Pool Safely offers a variety of educational materials—from posters to videos for adults and children—that can help you easily share water safety information, whether it’s with friends and neighbors or at public pools.

The American Red Cross Free Swim App
Get the most out of your American Red Cross swim lessons with the American Red Cross Swim App, which was created as a companion to the Learn-to-Swim program. The app is designed to keep the swimmer motivated while providing the latest in water safety guidelines to ensure the swimmer’s well-being in and near water.

Step Into Swim
Learning to swim means much more than learning strokes; it is learning water survival skills, water safety, and developing comfort in the water.

Step Into Swim is an initiative of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance committed to creating more swimmers. Every child deserves access to safe swimming education and the ability to feel confident, inspired, and empowered in the water. In funding learn-to-swim programs across the country, Step Into Swim is making waves in the name of drowning prevention and serves as a go-to resource for all things water safety.

Apply for grants for your facility, donate to provide swim lessons to underserved children, and find swim safety resources all at

United States Swim School Association
The United States Swim School Association offers parents information on water safety, as well as things to look for when choosing a swim school here on our website.

If you are looking for a swim school in your area, please visit our site to search for a private swim school near you.

Pentair, the NWSM Program Sponsor, shares 6 tips for diving into National Water Safety Month. Pentair strives to help pool owners create a fun and effortless experience for all who dive in.

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Strategic Partners:
  • Biolab
  • Fluidra
  • Hayward
  • Heritage Pool Supply Group
  • Lou
  • Lyon Financial
  • Pentair
  • WatkinsWellness
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