Children can drown in seconds. Yes, even in pools where lifeguards are present. That’s why we’ve designed the Water Watchdog Program, with Water Watchdog Tags. The idea is simple. One adult wears the Watchdog Tags, and follows the rules below. When the designated Water Watchdog needs to take a break, he or she hands off the tags, and the responsibility, to another adult.


As a Water Watchdog, you agree:

  • To maintain constant visual contact with the children in your group.
  • Not to drink alcohol, talk on the phone, socialize or read while watching children.
  • To keep a phone near the water for emergency purposes.
  • Remain by the water until relieved by a new Water Watchdog

Please fill out the required information below to make sure you become a Water Watchdog. Also, keep an eye on your mailbox as a free a Water Watchdog Tag will be mailed to you at the address you provide.

We hope that you will also consider a donation to help spread our message of Safer Pools. Safer Kids. 


To take the pledge to become a Water Watchdog, please fill out the form below. After you submit your information we will be in touch with you. Also, keep an eye on your mailbox as a free Water Watchdog Tag will be mailed to you at the address provided below.

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Excerpted from the eulogy at Abbey Taylor's Celebration of Life Service

Below the surface of a quiet pond lived a colony of water bugs. They were happy, living far from the sun. But they noticed that occasionally, a member of their colony would climb up a lily stalk and disappear from sight, never to return. Where do you suppose she went? wondered a water bug.

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Pool Safety Tips

  • Use the Water Watchdog System to make sure children are always closely supervised in the pool area.
  • Remind kids to stay away from pool and hot tub drains.
  • Never dive into water less than 9 feet deep.
  • Keep gates to the pool area latched.

More water safety tips