With the warm weather here, kids will be swimming in pools, lakes, ponds, rivers, and the ocean. Now would be a great time to share some water safety information with the students, and parents, in your school.
Stew Leonard's is a grocery store chain in Connecticut and New York. Stew Leonard Jr. lost his son, Stewie the III, to a drowning many years ago and created a charity and website to help spread the word on water safety to others.
On the site, http://www.stewietheduck.com/12watersafety.cfm, you can find water safety tips and links to other water safety resources. The charity helps provide water safety programs, education, and swimming lessons for kids. They also have a free iOS app about water safety.
Learn more at the Red Cross site also: http://www.redcross.org/watersafetytips
Share these resources and tips with your students and their families so that we can help make sure all of our students come back safe next year.
Source of inspiration and link: CT Post Newspaper