Staying Safe in and Around Water

Your safety is important to us. Please help us by learning how to be safe in and around water. Knowing how to swim is just the beginning.

4 Main Causes of Drowning:

  • Not wearing a life Jacket
  • Alcohol and/or drug use
  • Lack of swimming ability
  • Hypothermia

Rules to LIVE by:

  1. Learn to Swim
  2. Wear a Life Jacket
  3. Learn to Float
  4. Reach, Throw, Row…Don't Go
  5. Look Before You Leap
  6. Don't Overload Your Boat
  7. Stay with Your Boat
  8. Learn the Boating Rules of the Road
  9. Alcohol, Drugs, and Boating Don't Mix
  10. Keep our Waterways Clean! Don't Pollute

For more information on Drowning Prevention, check out the Inland Northwest Drowning Prevention Coalition.

Last updated: February 26, 2024

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Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
1008 Crest Drive

Coulee Dam, WA 99116


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