water safety

Tips to stay safe on the water

"We really want to try to grasp the importance of putting boating safety at the top of the priority list."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — With warmer temperatures many people may be looking to cool down in a pool or lake. North Dakota Game and Fish department is reminding people of the safety precautions to keep in mind if venturing “out to the lakes. Many people are expected to seek out boating activities this Independence Day. They say it’s important to…

Fargo Park District Introduces Swim Test Policy for Summer Season

The district is asking anyone who is not able to stand comfortably in the deep area to take the test

FARGO, N.D.– Fargo Park District is implementing a new swim test policy at all five of its pool locations beginning this Monday. The district is asking anyone who is not able to stand comfortably in the deep area to take the swim test. The test includes jumping in on one side of the pool, swimming across and getting out on…

In Wake of Recent Drownings, Lifeguards Tell Parents to Keep an Eye on their Kids

Local lifeguards recommend younger swimmers go in the water with a life jacket

WEST FARGO, N.D. —¬†After two children drowned in the past week, lifeguards across the metro are warning parents to keep a watchful eye over their children when they are near water. Lifeguards at the Hulbert Aquatic Center in West Fargo said that young children should not be left alone near large bodies of water, especially if they have not taken…

WF’s Hulbert Aquatic Center Hosts World’s Largest Swim Lesson

The World's Largest Swim Lesson is happening in pools across the world

WEST FARGO, N.D.–The World’s Largest Swim Lesson is happening in pools across the world. Swim facilities in twenty countries on five continents are working to prevent one of the most preventable causes of death, drowning. This lesson at Hulbert Aquatic Center is aimed at teaching children how to swim and more importantly, to prevent drowning. “We’re kind of raising awareness…

Boating Tips to Remember Before Hitting the Water

Minnesota DNR Gives Water Safety Reminders For This Year's Lake Season

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. —¬†Summer lake season is upon us and many people are already out on the water. But while you’re having fun in the sun, are you being safe on the lake? “There’s something about being on the element of water, particularly in the summertime when it’s warm,” said Jess Stuewe, who owns Lakes Pace, LLC. “It’s just really…