Heading out on a boat this weekend? Remember water safety with kids

The Austin Yacht Club sailing camp takes place on Lake Travis. Camper Aidan Ruth, 11, bails water from his boat with the help of Sailing Director Kate Noble, right. The  Junior Sailing Camp runs in week-long sessions in June and July. Campers participate in a wide variety of activities including: knot tying, capsize drills, destination sails, racing, windsurfing, and on-the-water sailing games like tennis ball tag. 

06.20.13 LAURA SKELDING / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
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The Austin Yacht Club sailing camp takes place on Lake Travis. Camper Aidan Ruth, 11, bails water from his boat with the help of Sailing Director Kate Noble, right. The Junior Sailing Camp runs in week-long sessions in June and July. Campers participate in a wide variety of activities including: knot tying, capsize drills, destination sails, racing, windsurfing, and on-the-water sailing games like tennis ball tag. 06.20.13 LAURA SKELDING / AMERICAN-STATESMAN 020814 sailing camp

Sea Tow Foundation has this infographic with helpful reminders about boating safety and kids. Remember to put on life jackets that fit before you go.  If you’re heading to the lake or to pools this weekend or later this summer, read my sunscreen guide and my water safety guide. Learn how to be a water guardian from Colin’s Hope and don’t forget to help kids learn to swim with Statesman Swim Safe.

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