Be a Water Watcher!
Drowning remains the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for young children in Southern Nevada. Being an alert water watcher through Patrol, Protect and Prepare, can help us keep summer fun for everyone.
Always designate an adult Water Watcher to actively watch children in the water, including pools, bathtubs, or other bodies of water.
Install barriers between your home and pool to ensure safety including fences, door alarms, locks and spa safety covers. Lock doggie doors children can’t crawl through them.
Create a water safety plan for your family. Enroll children in swimming lessons, take adult CPR classes, and be sure to equip your pool with proper safety equipment including life jackets, personal floatation devices and rescue tools. If an emergency happens, have a telephone nearby to call 9-1-1.
The City of Henderson offers a wide variety of safety training classes; including our Learn-to-Swim program, Learn-to-Save parent education program and many other CPR and first-aid related classes that can help prepare your family for a safe swimming season.