June 3-9 is National Water Safety Week and we’re encouraging Canadians to stay safe around water this summer.

When it comes to water safety, show us that you know your stuff!  Take our mini-quiz below and provide your answers in the comments section.  We’ll post the answers to the quiz on the blog at the end of the week.

Answer True or False

  1. You don’t have to wear a lifejacket while out on the water.  Having one close-by is good enough.
  2. People only drown in deep water.
  3. Adults should always supervise their kids when swimming or playing in and around water.
  4. It’s ok to swim alone.
  5. You should avoid drinking alcohol before or during swimming or boating.
  6. Backyard pools should be fenced on four sides  (not including the house with a door access) and have self-closing, self-locking latches.
  7. Many, perhaps most, in-ground home pools are unsafe for diving even if they are fitted with a diving board.
  8. It can take several minutes for someone to drown.
  9. Every pool owner should have an action plan including adult supervision, an emergency signal, safety equipment and emergency procedures.
  10. It’s never too late to learn how to swim.