Southlake Water Safety

Welcome to Southlake Water Safety. Nearly 20 years ago a coalition of water safety partners such as the American Red Cross, the National Recreation and Park Association, the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance, and the World Waterpark Association, along with dozens of other water safety groups worked together water safety at a national level with Water Safety Week. This has progressed to a month-long event in May as a way to send crucial messaging at the start of the summer. While we are active participants in Water Safety Month, water safety promotion does not stop with one month of promotion in Southlake. 

We are proud to offer water safety information and initiatives yearlong in Southlake. Our goal is to educate you, engage you and equip you with the knowledge to help you and your family stay as water-smart as possible. Please bookmark this page as a water safety resource for you. 

Water Safety Resources

  1. Adults
  2. Kids

American Heart Association

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The Southlake Fire Department is a certified American Heart Association training site and offers classes for the public. Visit the Fire Department's Public Education webpages to learn more about the CPR classes offered. 

American Red Cross

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Longfellow's WHALE Tales is a program designed to help make kids "water smart." Each topic is presented as a rhyme to help kids remember the important water safety program. Check out the WHALE Tales discussion guide for parents and caregivers to help teach children about water safety.

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Pool Safety

The Pool Safety website was developed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), as a national campaign to reduce childhood drownings, submersion injuries, and entrapments. Take a look at the parent resource web pages for some great water-safety tips.

How to Fit a Life Jacket

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Life Jackets

The U.S. Coast Guard also offers valuable information to help you select the appropriate life jacket. Visit their Life Jacket Wear page for things to know.