1. Manufacturers (Rick from Mustang, Steve from Salus, and Ted from Canadian Recreation Products) from Canada discuss different life jacket options that are available for infants at the Canadian Safe Boating Council Symposium 2010.

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  2. “We try to make sure we have the swim vests on and be close and make sure that they are always in arms reach or side of the pool or with an adult in the ocean,” says mom Kristen Keffer.

    Here’s a sobering statistic: in 9 out of 10 drownings a caregiver claimed to be close by. It wasn’t enough if they weren’t watching. The first thing you need to know about drowning prevention is to designate a water-watcher.

    “You’re the person who’s just watching the kids. So you’re not on the phone and you’re not cooking, you are literally within arms reach of the pool. That way, there is somebody who could see a child slip under the water,” says Michele King, director of the child advocacy program with Golisano Children’s Hospital.

    Second tip: create layers of barriers to the swim area.

    “We recommend that you have alarms and locks on the doors that lead to the pool, that lead to the water. We recommend that you have a four-sided fence around the pool with a self-latching, self-closing, self-latching gate,” says King.

    And finally: Don’t underestimate swimming lessons. They can reduce the risk of drowning by as much as 88% in children aged 1 to 4 years who face the highest risk of drowning.

    “Water safety lessons can be beneficial to very young children; swimming lessons as they grow older. Swimming is the one sport that could actually save a life, save your life or save somebody else’s,” says King.

    And always keep a phone nearby, to call 9-1-1 in case of an emergency.

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    -Our Kids Camp is a 4-day program that is ideal for introducing kids to windsurfing in a fun and encouraging camp setting. Our camp is specially designed for children ages 7 to 13 and takes place at our Adventure Center inside the Hook, a windy yet protected lagoon right here in Hood River.

    -Our instructors have developed a fun and positive environment for teaching kids how to windsurf. We use the latest specialized, lightweight gear to guarantee success. The camp teaches all skill-levels, including basic sailing, harness use, footstraps and beach starting. Big Winds Kids Camp is a blast!

    Prerequisites: Children must be at least 7 years of age, enjoy being in the water and be able to swim a minimum of twenty feet.

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    Kids will be provided with all equipment, life vest, wetsuit, helmet, and snacks
    To sign up call Big Winds at 541-386-6086 or 888-509-4210 and ask for our lesson and rental department.

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  4. Skill 3 – Back Floating
    Back-floating is when a child can lie comfortably and relaxed on their back at the surface of the water. Some children find this skill very easy, others quite difficult. Back-floating is an essential safety skill that all kids need to learn, and often relies on correct instruction and lots of practice. The key is to break the skill down and only progress when your baby is comfortable.

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  5. Our 1-year old baby boy, Marquis Augustus, at Boracay, Philippines.

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How To Choose A Right Child's Life Jacket

Ellis Martin

Safety is important for all people in and around the water. Select a toddler life jacket or portable flotation device while swimming or engaging in other aquatic activities is important to ensure a children's safety.

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