Safety Events
Fun Fish @ Camp Hueco Springs-2/24
Lake Event @ Comal Park-6/2
Comal County Sheriff's Office Jr. Deputy Academy
Middle Schools @
Canyon MS  
June 11, 
Mt. Valley MS 
July 9,
Smithson Valley MS August 6
River Event @
Whitewater-July 27
Since 2009
Impacted to date
7,553 Youth
8,503 Adults

A community collaboration that brings fun activities as a means to improve water safety.



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Mission Statement


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.



Next Meeting:

July 18th, 2019  at 10am

WORD office in Sattler

1928 FM 2673 Canyon Lake, TX 78133

Open to the public