*From Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle
Alcohol improves a good time on the water.
This myth has been created by alcohol advertising. Drinking affects judgment and motor skills in a boat or by a pool just as it does in a car. It slows reactions, making adults and teens victims of silent drowning. It can also increase the risk of hypothermia or cardiac arrest. When boating, a no-alcohol rule is important for both the driver and passengers.
I've taken first-aid and CPR, so I can rescue my child.
CPR and first-aid skills don't replace adult supervision, life vests, swimming skills and water safety awareness. It only takes 5 minutes under water to have brain damage, a cardiac arrest or even to die.