Danger Averted, Too!

Middle School kids sporting their life jackets walk toward the river.

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!

Middle school kids avert danger by wearing life jackets even in knee-deep water.

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.

May is National Water Safety Month

 

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!

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12 thoughts on “Danger Averted, Too!

  1. An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on this. And he actually bought me lunch simply because I discovered it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending some time to discuss this subject here on your site.

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  2. We always made our kids wear a vest near the water and in the boat. They hated it!!. But now, their kids are wearing vests in the boat and near the water. Too many things can happen too quickly.

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  4. Donna

    Great post, Terri. As a long-time middle school principal my hunch is that the lifejackets are mandatory for such activities. An ounce of prevention….

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    1. In this case, they are steps from the main part of the river which is rising daily from the snow melt. Plus it’s a school group, so I bet they wanted to keep the liability reduced here in our litigious state! Some of the adult chaperones were not wearing them.

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