How Water Smart Are You?


Answer questions with a true or false response.

1. If a child is missing, immediately search locations with water.

2. Once children learn to swim, it is safe for them to be supervised by an older child.

3. A child is safe in and around the water as long as there is one adult present, and especially if there are multiple adults.

4. Children having trouble in the water will scream and yell for help, so it is okay to read a magazine, send text messages, or talk on the phone.

5. Unsupervised children physically cannot enter a pool surrounded by a fence.

6. My child is safe from drowning because he/she is indoors with me.

7. Drowning only happens to families who do not know better.

8. I live in a community with a common pool and the gate requires a key to open therefore my children are safe from entering the pool unsupervised.

9. When swimming with a lifeguard on duty, I know that the lifeguard is the main person responsible to supervise swimmers.

10. It is okay for my child to swim without me if he/she swims with a friend or an older
sibling who is a good swimmer.

11. Swim lessons teach a child survival skills that drown proof them.

12. Once children learn to swim, they never need additional lessons.

13. Using flotation devices are a great way to teach children to swim.

14. As long as I know "hands only" CPR, I am competent to rescue a drowning victim.

15. The first thing to do if you see a drowning victim is to call 9-1-1.

16. Signals of a person in trouble in the water are waving hands, screaming and splashing.

17. Even though a child cannot swim, as long as they stay in water waist high, they are safe.

18. Drowning is an accident.

19. Most children drown during a recreational swim activity.