Fun Fish @ Camp Hueco Springs-2/24
Lake Event @ Comal Park-6/2
Comal County Sheriff's Office Jr. Deputy Academy
Middle Schools @
Mt. Valley MS
Smithson Valley MS August 6
River Event @
Impacted to date
A community collaboration that brings fun activities as a means to improve water safety.
Do you know how to be safe in the water?
Do you need more information?
The South Texas Water Safety Coalition seeks to improve water safety knowledge and practices amongst all recreationalists through education and awareness programs, outreach events, and inter-agency cooperation, cost and resource sharing. The goal of these programs is to reduce or eliminate water-related accidents and drownings within the region.
2019 Event Sponsors
Water Oriented Recreation District
Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority
The GVTC Foundation
Make Water Safety Your Priority
Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards.
Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone. Even at a public pool or a lifeguarded beach, use the buddy system!
Ensure that everyone in the family learns to swim well.
Never leave a young child unattended near water and do not trust a child’s life to another child; teach children to always ask permission to go near water.
Have young children or inexperienced swimmers wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets around water, but do not rely on life jackets alone.
Establish rules for your family and enforce them without fail. For example, set limits based on each person’s ability, do not let anyone play around drains and suction fittings, and do not allow swimmers to hyperventilate before swimming under water or have breath-holding contests.
Even if you do not plan on swimming, be cautious around natural bodies of waterincluding ocean shoreline, rivers and lakes. Cold temperatures, currents and underwater hazards can make a fall into these bodies of water dangerous.
If you go boating, wear a life jacket! Most boating fatalities occur from drowning.
Avoid alcohol use. Alcohol impairs judgment, balance and coordination; affects swimming and diving skills; and reduces the body’s ability to stay warm.