When I was a child in Maine, we lived on a lake. My parents were very conscious of the dangers regarding children and water, and so there were often conversations about how to stay safe. Four water safety rules still stand out.
First, learn how to swim. We were swimming without a flotation device out to our float by the age of four. Second, never swim alone. We were not allowed near the water without a parent or babysitter present. It wasn’t safe, and no one would be around if we needed help. Third, never cry wolf. We used to