Swim safely. For kids who are interested in water-related activities, it’s important that adult supervision is there always, no matter their age. Any amount of water, even paddling pools, can be dangerous, and it’s important you don’t rely on or expect someone else to be watching your kids. Younger children shouldn’t be more than an arm’s distance away from you when in or around the water. Use appropriate flotation devices – this doesn’t mean a giant inflatable swan or small arm floaties.