Open Water (rivers, lakes, ponds, oceans)

Open Water (rivers, lakes, oceans)

From a Californian beach to a Bangladeshi river, open water provides everything from fun in the sun to life-sustaining drinking water. Unfortunately, life-giving water can turn catastrophic in moments. In the US, drownings after the age of 5 occur most often in open water. In most countries worldwide, it is open water - not baths or pools - that causes most drownings, even for young children and babies. Educate yourself and your family on open water safety - it is truly a gift of life.In most countries, people of all ages typically drown in open water.  In the U.S., after the age of 5, most drownings occur in open water.

Rip Currents

How to Spot a Rip Current

USLA Rip Current Information

WHO Rip Current Information

Open Water Safety Guidelines

Open water Safety

Cold Water

Ice Safety  

Sarah Moon