Community CPR Knowledge (Promising)
Provides "Community CPR Training: Tools to Help Get Your Program Started" guide and CPR Anytime Personal Learning Program training.
Information on Red Cross training programs, including Community First Aid, and Infant and Child CPR.
Increase Appropriate Adult Supervision (Promising)
Parent-friendly site provides tips, including protection, practice, supervision and preparation.
The I'm Safe! Network is the cyberspace home of Child Safety Solutions. The company sells the "I'm Safe Water Watcher Kit," including water watcher tags, whistles, and educational materials for both parents and children.
The Safe Kids USA website has tips and checklists for adults and children regarding water safety. A printable version of the Water Watcher card is available. Also on the website is a five and half minute video of one mother’s story about the near drowning of her son while she was supervising him.
Increasing Life Guard Presence (Promising)
This nonprofit, professional association of beach lifeguards and open water rescuers offers information about water safety, and oversees lifeguard standards and training.
Published in October 2001 by the Center for Disease Control’s Injury Center, this report, assesses lifeguards as a strategy for preventing drowning and water-related injuries. It was produced using an expert meeting and a review of data from the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) and other sources. The report can help communities, local government officials, and owners of private water recreational areas make informed decisions about whether to begin, retain, or discontinue lifeguarding services.
Overview of Lifeguarding and Aquatic Safety Training offered through Red Cross. Also highlights the GuardStart: Lifeguarding Tomorrow program that prepares 11- to 14-year olds for future lifeguard training.
Inspect Swimming Areas (Unproven)
Describes the present state of knowledge regarding the impact of recreational use of coastal and freshwater environments upon the health of users. Control and monitoring of the hazards associated with these environments are discussed as well.
Pool Alarms and Other Monitoring Devices (Promising)
Developer of computer-aided drowning detection systems.
Consumer Product Safety Commission evaluation of four commercially available water disturbance alarms and one child wristband alarm.
Pool Fencing (Recommended)
This site has the Consumer Product Safety Commission guidelines for pool covers, barriers, and alarms, as well as for adult supervision. Additional information includes technical reports for professionals.
Offers Pool-Spa Inspector certification handbook and classes nationwide. Website also includes articles, resources and CDC data on pool inspections.
Australian governmental water safety site, includes a home pool safety checklist with questions specific to pool fencing.
Promote Boating Safety an/or Credentialing (Unproven)
The official website of the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety contains safe boating tips, public service announcements, brochures and information on America’s Boating Course.