While out on a bike ride this morning on the American River Biketrail, I caught a group of middle-schoolers sporting their life-jackets. Seeing this made me very happy as they began their walk toward the water.
Bonus points for the bicyclist sitting with his bandaged knee, who apparently experienced a little Danger! of this own! He is wearing a bike helmet so in case he did fall from his bike, a skinned knee might be the worst of it!
As I was riding, and not to appear like a stalker, I came upon the kids knee-deep in the water searching for tadpoles and other water-life.
After 20+ years of being involved in swimming and aquatics, nothing makes me happier than witnessing this act of safety and a great leisure education lesson.
We continue to celebrate National Water Safety Month to bring awareness to the dangers of playing in and around the water without a life jacket. Please keep yourself and your loved ones safe by wearing one and insisting they do, too!