American Red Cross Certs

Jasper van der Zwaan: Certificate ID: 0157D7M

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Seth Jablonowski: Certificate ID: 019MDOF

Chris Burt: Certificate ID: 015IMVK

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We are proudly associated with ONLY FRIENDS Netherlands! We are currently exploring various ways on how to bring the kindness and inclusion of this beautiful organization to the United States!

ONLY FRIENDS is a unique non-profit organization which pulls the strengths of special-needs children, their families and caregivers combined with generous sponsorships from local Businesses and Dutch Professional Sports Clubs (AJAX) together. The founder (Dennis Gebbink) and his loyal army of volunteers have created something truly wonderful and special. Stay tuned for updates on this initiative.

Water Safety Basics

Of course, when it comes to water and pool safety, it’s easy to become complacent and bend the rules from time to time. However, in order to create an environment that everyone can enjoy, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings – and the weather – and follow a few simple water safety tips that can protect those you love, such as:

  • Always swim with a buddy – whether you’re at home, at the beach, at a lake, a public pool, a hotel or another favorite swimming spot.
  • Swim in designated areas only, and swim only when a lifeguard is on duty.
  • Wear a life jacket while boating – even on calm waters.
  • Actively supervise children near water, and never leave them unattended – even for a moment.
  • Install and use barriers around your home’s pool and spa.
  • Keep a life preserver near your pool and on your boat.
  • Make sure that everyone in your family knows how to swim well.
  • Before boating, swimming, going to the beach, etc., establish ground rules for safe conduct. If any of the rules are broken address the issue immediately.
  • Avoid alcohol use when swimming, boating and participating in water sports or activities.

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