There’s still time to participate in Pool Safely Day 2012 during the week of July 22-29! Join us as we help spread the Simple Steps Save Lives message in communities across the country!
How to Participate in Pool Safely Day
To have your support counted as a Pool Safely Day 2012 event, simply plan to participate by conducting any one or more of the following activities during the week of July 22-29, 2012:
- Host an event or activity at your facility to share water safety information, including swim lessons for parents and children - contact your local Red Cross chapter or lifeguarding organization to schedule a CPR or water safety demonstration for kids and their caregivers at your facility.
- Have your city or town issue a proclamation declaring one day during the week Pool Safely Day – a template proclamation is available upon request by contacting email@example.com.
- Incorporate Pool Safely messages or materials into pool-themed events that your organization is already conducting during that week.
- Display Pool Safely posters in a public area of your aquatic facility and/or provide Pool Safely materials to visitors to your facility - order Pool Safely campaign materials by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Partner with a local fire department or other public safety organization to set up a voluntary backyard safety check day to visit residential pools in your community and share water safety tips for inground and above ground pools.
Already Participating in Pool Safely Day? Be Sure to Promote it!
Below are just a few ways you can promote your involvement in Pool Safely Day 2012:
- Reach out to multicultural or children’s advocacy organizations in your community to partner with you on your Pool Safely Day activities: African-American and Hispanic children under 14 and infants and children from 1-4 are at the greatest risk of drowning and the Pool Safely campaign is increasing our efforts to share life-saving simple steps with these communities.
- Follow @poolsafely on Twitter, retweet our water safety messages, and use #poolsafelyday2012 when tweeting about pool and spa safety.
- Embed the Pool Safely educational videos and public service announcements (available at www.youtube.com/poolsafely) on your website.
- Post Pool Safely online assets such as the Adventures of Splish and Splash or the online educational activity (available at www.poolsafely.gov) on your website.
- Write and place an op-ed about pool safety in your local newspaper (you can ask Pool Safely for help).
- Distribute a press release about your facility’s participation in Pool Safely Day to your local media outlets – a template press release is available from email@example.com.
Once you have determined how you’re going to participate this year, register your participation by simply sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of what you’re doing and contact information for our follow-up.