Water Safety Programs & Information

Water Safety is more important now than ever! Pools remain closed in our communities due to the stay-home stay healthy order in response to Covid-19. Because of the many pool closures in the state of Washington families temporarily will not have access to critical swim lessons and water safety programs.

Our goal as an aquatics facility is to educate all ages in the lifelong skills of water safety and ensure individuals, and families can safely enjoy aquatic-based programs. Please join the Tukwila Pool Metropolitan Park District and our water safety partner the American Red Cross as we continue sharing, and teaching water safety programs.

 

Water Safety for Parents and Caregivers Course
To help Parents and Caregivers recognize the risks of drowning and how to minimize those risks, the Red Cross has launched a FREE Online Class “Water Safety for Parents and Caregivers”. To access the free course, click the picture below, press sign me up, and follow the instructors to launch the course. 
CLICK THE IMAGE TO TAKE THE WATER SAFETY FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS.

 

Look Before You Leap
In the video down below, we demonstrate the importance of looking and checking the water before leaping, the importance of checking for safety equipment, and the importance of proper supervision. We encourage you to watch as a family and discuss what you learned together. Click Here for Longfellow’s WHALE Tales video!
We’re All In!

In the link below the Red Cross provides information and activities to review and learn skills in and around water for “Reach or Throw, Don’t Go”!

Red Cross Look Before You Leap Lesson Information and ACTIVITIES!

Think So You Don’t Sink
In the video down below, we are going to teach you how to think safe in many in-water scary situations. We encourage you as a family to take a moment and watch our video on how to think while having trouble or getting hurt in the water. Click Here for Longfellow’s WHALE Tales video!
We’re All In!

In the link below the Red Cross provides information and activities to review and learn skills in and around water for “Reach or Throw, Don’t Go”!

Red Cross Think So You Don’t Sink Lesson Information and ACTIVITIES!

Swim as a Pair Near a Lifeguard’s Chair
In the video down below, we demonstrate the importance of swimming near an adult or lifeguard chair. We go over what a lifeguard is and why a buddy is so important to be around when swimming in the water. Click Here for Longfellow’s WHALE Tales video!
We’re All In!

In the link below the Red Cross provides information and activities to review and learn skills in and around water for “Swim as a Pair Near a Lifeguards Chair”!

Red Cross Swim as a Pair Near a Lifeguard’s Chair Lesson Information and ACTIVITIES!

Reach or Throw, Don’t Go
In the video down below, we teach you the fundamentals of how to save a troubled swimmer in the water. We encourage you as a family to take a few moments and watch our video below on how to identify and support a swimmer in trouble. Click Here for Longfellow’s WHALE Tales video!
We’re All In!

In the link below the Red Cross provides information and activities to review and learn skills in and around water for “Reach or Throw, Don’t Go”!

Red Cross Reach or Throw, Don’t Go Lesson Information and ACTIVITIES!

Don’t Just Pack It, Wear Your Jacket

In the video down below, we demonstrate the importance of a properly fitted life jacket. The four steps start with checking the chest size, weight, and Coast guard approval. Second thing is to make sure the life jacket isn’t worn or torn on the traps and seams of the life jacket. Third, the life jacket needs to be nice and tight for the swimmer by having a parent help with the straps. Fourth, swimming safely with a parent or another adult is a must to ensure the new swimmer stays safe and has fun while swimming in the water. We encourage you to watch as a family and discuss what you learned together. Click Here for Longfellow’s WHALE Tales video!

We’re All In!

In the link below the Red Cross provides information and activities to review and learn skills in and around water for “Don’t Just Pack It, Wear Your Jacket”!

Red Cross Don’t Just Pack It, Wear Your Jacket information and ACTIVITIES!

 

Water Safety – We’re All In!

May is National Water Safety Month! Join our effort in continuing the importance of Water Safety and Drowning Prevention within our communities. We encourage you and your family to participate in our weekly News Letters. We look forward to your participation.