Lifejackets and Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)

To help prevent drowning, ensure that children are wearing lifejackets or personal flotation devices (also called PFDs) when they are taking part in water activities like boating, canoeing, and kayaking. Lifejackets and PFDs are also important for children while swimming, particularly if they are not strong swimmers. Remember that active adult supervision is still extremely important, even if a child is wearing a lifejacket or PFD.