Layers of Protection

Supervision NEVER RELY ON FLOATING DEVICES OR SWIM LESSONS TO PROTECT YOUR CHILD. SUPERVISION IS THE KEY. NEVER leave small children unattended around ANY body of water – no matter how shallow. Be aware that standing water left in buckets, wading pools, bathtubs, toilets, etc. can be dangerous to toddlers. Empty buckets or other containers…… Continue reading Layers of Protection

The Truth Behind Mermaid (monofins) Fins and Mermaid Tails

Mermaid tails and mermaid fins have become controversial water toys that are targeted at children but may be utilized by adults as a form of abdominal swimming exercise. Many countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the U.K. are beginning to ban the use of mermaid fins and mermaid tails in public pools.  Safety…… Continue reading The Truth Behind Mermaid (monofins) Fins and Mermaid Tails

Drowning is Quick and Quiet, So Keep Your Eyes on Your Kids around Water

Drowning deaths increase up to 89% in the summer months Larimer County, Colorado — It’s a warm summer day and you’re at the beach, pool, or just simply near water with your kids.  Your cell phone rings and you answer it, shifting your focus from your kids to the conversation.  Good idea?  Not at all,…… Continue reading Drowning is Quick and Quiet, So Keep Your Eyes on Your Kids around Water

Reach or Throw, Don’t Go!

**This article is written for children who are unaccompanied by an adult while encountering a water emergency.  Some rescue options have been omitted to further ensure the safety of children attempting to perform water rescues.** Never go into the water to help a person or animal who is in distress in the water. A person,…… Continue reading Reach or Throw, Don’t Go!

2016 Newsletter

Click for PDF version Mackenzie’s Mission institutes loaner life jacket program in Larimer County May 2016 brought the beginning of our loaner life jacket program.  Safe Kids Larimer County donated 70 life jackets of varying sizes to the program.    Without this donation our program could not have been initiated this year.  THANK YOU SAFE KIDS!… Continue reading 2016 Newsletter