Water Safety Tips

The Miami-Dade Drowning Prevention Coalition has adopted the Safer 3 Water Safety Foundation's message and program of the Safer 3. The main concept of the SAFER 3 is based on the definition of the word "Safe." Safe means that you are free from risk or danger  which is never true when it comes to water safety. The letter "R" in the word SAFER reminds us that there is always risk when in, on or around water. Protect your family by following the SAFER 3:


SAFER WATER: Protect all sources of water so that a child does not have the opportunity to gain unsupervised access. Fence your pool and lock your gate. 

SAFER PEOPLE: Constant adult supervision is key to preventing accidents around the water. Always assign a designated Water Watcher. In addition, you should teach your kids to swim. And remember, a good swimming program will always teach safer behaviors for children and families around the water. 

SAFER RESPONSE: Would you know what to do in an emergency situation. If you had to, could you perform CPR on a loved one? Learn CPR and keep a phone and rescue equipment by your backyard pool at all times. 



Drowning Prevention Coalition (DPC) Partners

Our partners include both public and private agencies in Miami-Dade county and across the nation.

All of our partners are committed to Water Safety.

Strategic Partners include: