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Water safety

Help keep waters in our region safe and fun by practicing simple safety tips. Find information and resources on water safety, including swimming, boating, and rivers.

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Locate a lifeguard

Download a list of King County area public lifeguarded beaches and summer outdoor pools (235 KB)

Save Big on Water Safety!

In partnership with the Washington State Drowning Prevention Network, BIG 5 Sporting Goods offers a 20% discount on any in-stock life jacket. Offer valid from April 1, 2024, to October 31, 2024.

  • Download the coupon: 20% off the regular price of any in-stock life jacket.
  • Exclusions: This offer excludes one-day deals, bulk orders, and other rebate offers.
  • Limit: One coupon per customer.
  • Redemption: Valid in-store only.
  • Coupons can be printed or shown using a phone
  • Coupons cannot be altered in any way.

Boater safety

Learn about the required boater education class, boating laws, and other safety resources.

Affordable and loaner life jackets

Learn where you can get an affordable life jacket that meets US Coast Guard Standards

Pool and spa safety

Learn safety tips and requirements for pools and spas/hot tubs.

River safety

Rivers can be extremely dangerous. Learn about safety precautions to keep you and your family safe.

Swim safety

Find tips and resources to safely swim and protect yourself and others from danger.

Data and resources

Local King County data on drownings and Washington State Dept. of Health data dashboards.