What is the Safer 3 Message?
The main concept of Safer 3 is based on the definition of the word “Safe.” Safe means you are free from risk of harm or danger. When it comes to water, that simply isn’t true. There is always risk when you are in, on or around the water. The risk may vary in degree from very slight to very severe. The letter “r” in the word “Safer” reflects that difference. Risk of drowning is found in 3 main areas; Water, a Person which we shall refer to as a KID, since we are all someone’s kid, and a Response that will become the last chance for saving a life.
Safer 3 is a comprehensive initiative to dramatically reduce drowning incidents by:
1) Recognizing risks associated with water related activities
2) Implementing strategies to reduce and manage those risks
3) Responsibly maintaining those strategies
for complete information please see the Safer 3 website at: http://www.swimforlife.org/about_us/safer3.html