1810Summer may be halfway over, but it’s not too late to make sure you are following these recommendations by the Church Insurance Agency Corporation (CIAC)  for water activity safety:


  • Never leave a child unsupervised around water.
  • Never allow participants to swim alone.
  • Only swim in areas supervised by a lifeguard.
  • Participants should understand your requirement to read and obey all signs.
  • An adult experienced in CPR should be included at all activities involving children and water.
  • Children should be tested on skill level and inexperienced swimmer should stay waist deep while non-swimmers be required to wear personal flotation devices.
  • Stop activities at the first signs of bad weather.
  • A safety inspection should be completed before the use of watercraft.
  • Never combine events that include alcohol and water activities.
  • Do not allow headfirst diving at pools, lakes and rivers.
  • Do not allow the use of personal watercraft (Jet Skis).
  • When boating, leave an itinerary with someone at the church with the route, expected time of travel and cell phone numbers.

Read part one and part two of the CIAC’s advice for sponsoring safe and successful church events.

Posted by DioStaff

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