INA and Family Helpers Urges Nannies and Parents to Follow Water Safety Guidelines


Since the 2010 tragic drowning incident in Long Island, New York, that involved a nanny and the toddler in her care, INA has committed to sending an annual reminder to nannies, parents and agencies that only child care providers who have the proper training should take children swimming or near large bodies of water like a pool, lake or ocean.

INA and Family Helpers recommend that children are only to be taken swimming by a nanny if she is a lifeguard, if she has successfully completed a credible water safety and rescue course, or if there is a lifeguard present.

INA and Family Helpers recommend that any child care provider who works in a home where there is a large body of water present be properly trained in water safety and rescue. 

To find an American Red Cross Water Safety and Rescue course in your area, visit

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