Parents whose teens were involved in boating or swimming-related accidents bravely share their stories in an effort to prevent future tragedies. They remind us that when you are around the water, always wear a life jacket, learn to swim, closely supervise children, and use the proper safety equipment such as a "kill switch."

Simple Steps for Safer Pools highlights three ideas you should think about for keeping children safe around water.

While it's easy to think it will never happen to us, these are real stories from survivors of accidents on the water. For information on boating safety, boaters education and how to choose the right life jacket, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/boat/safety/

This is a powerful seven-minute testimonial video that can save your life or the life of someone you love. It is targeted for a mature audience. Produced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Operations Center for Water Safety in cooperation with the Brian and Nathan Keese Family.


As the summer season warms up Australians show their love of all types of boating pastimes and water sports. As holiday festivities often include alcohol Ken Warby wisely reminds us that mixing drinking with boating is a dangerous cocktail. A few tinnies in your tinny can see you end up in the drink!