John's Helping Hand
Life saverAquatic Directors
SwimSafe 4 Life

Lifeguards
Beach Safety

Pool Supervisors

Swimmer
It's not just a summer job!

John's Story

John’s Helping Hand is a SwimSafe4Life resource base for
aquatic directors, aquatic supervisors, lifeguards, and parents.

 

OUR MISSION

The goal of this website is to provide critical information to help keep all people, especially children, safe in and around water. It is absolutely essential that anyone who plans to be near water understands both its joys and risks.

This site is devoted to reducing the alarming rise in the number of drownings by arming parents and all those who children and adults in the water with vital information and resources.

Fundamental training skills are crucial in protecting all of us in the water, yet some U.S. facilities employ aquatics personnel that lack these skills. Most alarming and to those not in the field – shocking, many facilities’ lifeguards have little or no training on the most important skill needed to keep those they are charged with protecting safe.

That is DROWNING RISK RECOGNITION TRAINING!

This site provides recommendations on how to choose and evaluate a facility and empowers parents and others with a list of expectations and proof of training that should be posted in an aquatics facility. We suggest that every facility create a customized SwimSafe4Life Community Commitment Board that displays the 5 criteria found on this site and any other information pertinent to the facility.

The United States is a country of soakers, not necessarily swimmers. In America alone there are an estimated 3,000,000+ private pools as well as countless public pools, private and public beaches, private and public lakes, and rivers among other various bodies of water. Many of us plan family outings and vacations near water and, during the summer, water activities are often the primary focus for our children. In the U.S. a tremendous amount of swimming takes place year round.

Our hope is for all, armed with fundamental water safety information provided on this site, to swim safely and enjoy a sport that has captured the hearts of people around the world.

SwimSafe4Life! It’s not just a possibility but our solid goal!

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