The following Best Practices for National Water Safety Month are brought to you by The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP).

  • Classroom Lesson: Offer to talk to your child’s class about swimming safety. Not sure what to say? Visit nationalwatersafetymonth.com, click on “Event Ideas” and then “Visiting A Classroom.” You’ll find everything you need. And be sure to order some “I’m A Safe Swimmer” wristbands for each student, available at APSP.org/Store. Don’t have a child in school? Just call a local school and offer your services. They love having guest speakers!
  • Local Sign Board: Identify signage around your community. Would a school, sports facility or other organization partner with you during May on a National Water Safety Month message? Put a National Water Safety Month message on the signs and ask to display one of the 30-second Olympic Gold Medal swimmer messages on the screen. Members in southern California did this successfully. (You can get a free download of the safety messages at http://www.apsp.org/Public/Programs-Events/WaterSafetyMonth/index.cfm.)
  • Library Display: Work with your local library to put National Water Safety Materials in one of their display cases. Display some of the APSP safety brochures and be sure to include a sign with your company name and address letting folks know they can come in and pick up their own copy of the brochures. You can also create a display for your local town hall.
  • Safety Fair: Have a safety fair. It’s easy. You can get step-by-step instructions for implementing a water safety fair at nationalwatersafetymonth.com.