Getting Children The Correct Life Jacket

Published online: May 02, 2013 News
Viewed 321 time(s)

The BoatUS Foundation stresses the importance of making sure children have the proper fitting life jacket before they get out on the water. Unlike buying shoes that kids will grow into, buying a properly fitting life jacket can prevent tragedy.


Kids' life jackets come in three sizes that include infant, child and youth sizes. These sizes should be closely examined and the correct jacket should also be US Coast Guard approved to ensure maximum protection. BoatUS has provided a Kids' Life Jacket Loaner Program at 530 locations where life jackets may be borrowed for boating excursions and will provide the correct size jacket to ensure the child's safety. (www.boatus.com/foundation/ljlp/map)

You May Also Be Interested In...

April 16, 2015

Breaking News

The National Marine Manufacturers Association canceled the Progressive Chicago In-Water Boat Show, which was set to take place June 11-14, and will stop producing the annual show.
April 16, 2015

West Marine announces new "Deck Out Dad" social media contest

West Marine has launched a new social media campaign called Deck Out Dad!
April 03, 2015

66 Days At Sea

We are happy to report that after being adrift at sea and lost for 66 days, Louis Jordan has been rescued 200 miles off the coast of South Carolina.
April 01, 2015

JC Manufacturing becomes JC TriToon Marine

Formerly known as JC Manufacturing, the Indiana-based pontoon manufacturer has officially changed its name to JC TriToon Marine.
Follow us on Facebook!  Follow us on Instagram!  Follow us on Twitter!  Follow us on YouTube!