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Float Like A Duck, water safety initiative

 
 

Duckie The Mascot

 
 

Float Like A Duck, water safety initiative

MISSION: Educating the public on the importance of SAFETY while celebrating the joys of watersports!

About Float Like A Duck

Launched in 2003, the water safety initiative has become a valuable program in the Las Vegas community and beyond the city limits with a diverse array of activities and outreach to promote swimming and water safety skills. The initiative has been recognized with numerous accolades for its programming and impact.

Float Like A Duck Facts

Learn the history and fun facts about the Float Like A Duck program!

Download the Official Float Like A Duck Water Safety Coloring Book


20 page, downloadable Water Safety Coloring Book.  

It's a great tool for parents and kids to learn all about pool and water safety!

Official Partner of Pool Safely

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) launched Pool Safely: Simple Steps to Save Lives, a national public education campaign to reduce childhood drownings, submersion injuries and entrapments. Float like A Duck became an Official Partner in 2017.

ABC&D's of Water Safety


Practice the A B C & D's of Water Safety!

Seguridad en el aqua lista ABCD!


A

Adult supervision

Supervisión Adulta: Siempre tenga a un adulto


B

Barriers: alarms, fencing, locks and gates

Berreras: tenga capas de barreras como alarmas, cercas, cerraduras y puertas

 

C

Classes: lifesaving, CPR, swimming, and floating classes 

Clases: tome clases de natación, clases de salvamento, clases de resucitación cardiopulmonar

 

D

Devices: PFD-personal floatation devices, life jackets, rescue tools

Dispositivos: tenga DPF (dispositivos personales de flotación), chalecos salvavidas y herramintas de rescate disponibles

Sponsor of the YMCA Safety Around Water Program


Since 2016, Paragon Pools & Float Like A Duck have been proud Sponsors of the YMCA Southern Nevada- Safety Around Water program, serving the youths of the community through partnerships with the Boys and Girls Club, the City of North Las Vegas, and Clark County Aquatics. To date over 1165 youths have been enrolled in the 8-class program learning vital water safety skills and how to swim! Many thanks to Float Like A Duck’s industry partners Zodiac Pool Products, Paramount Pool Systems, Pebble Technologies and Carecraft who help us make this possible.

Float Like A Duck Partners 


The initiative has motivated numerous businesses, organizations and individuals to volunteer and support the program. The event is volunteer based. Community Partners do NOT pay a fee to align with the campaign but must provide a positive, family-friendly safety message and/or giveaway items at their booth. Media partners provide valuable on-air PSAs and coverage of the event. The YMCA is the official host site and many others have contributed their talents to be Duckie, produce graphics, film and star in PSAs. 


Community Partners include area first responders- Las Vegas Metro, Las Vegas Metro Volunteer Police, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, Nevada Highway Patrol, Lake Mead National Park Service, Southern Nevada Health District, Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition, UMC Children’s Hospital, Pictographics,Hearts Alive VIllage Las Vegas, Ovia Entertainment, Nevada Desert Mermaids, Danny Romero Graphics, Mary Vail MBA Publicist, Western Swimming, KVVU FOX-5,  City of Las Vegas, Clark County, and the City of Henderson. Industry Partners include the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance, Paramount Pool & Spa Systems, Zodiac/Cover Pools, Pebble Technologies International, and Carecraft.

Learning to Swim, Led me too...  campaign

Float Like a Duck™, water safety initiative expanded its positive message by launching the  “Learning to swim, led me to...”™ campaign in 2017. The campaign was created to inform and inspire youths about exciting experiences and career opportunities one can enjoy from learning how to swim.   Several versions were created. 
Click to watch all the videos. 
Water Safety PSA- The A B C D's of water safety!

Float Like A Duck has produced numerous PSA's in an effort to share the water safety message. Some videos were made special for fan's across the US! 
Click to review all the PSAs.

Cover Story in Pool and Spa News


Cover and cover story, Fall 2018 Pool and Spa News, Expo Issue. Feature on industry professionals who do good works in their communities.