Water Safety and Swimming Certification - Florida Statute 1003.225
Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, each public school shall provide, to a parent who initially enrolls his or her child in the school, information on the important role water safety education courses and swimming lessons play in saving lives. The information must be provided electronically or in hard copy and must include local options for age-appropriate water safety courses and swimming lessons that result in a certificate indicating successful completion. Including courses and lessons offered for free or at a reduced price. If the student is 18 years of age or older, or is under the age of 21 and is enrolling in adult education classes, the information must be provided to the students.
Resources for Students with Special Needs
Looking for information on keeping children with disabilities safe in and around the water?
Find safety information for your local area at the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities:
Josh the Baby Otter shares strategies to include children with autism spectrum disorder in water safety:
The Friendship Circle provides "5 water Safety Resources for Children with Special Needs"
Safe Kids Worldwide Water Safety for Families with Children with Special Needs: