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For Swim Instructors

Help Teach Safer Behaviors

It’s important for kids to know how to act safely around all kinds of water! Pool safety, basic beach safety, and knowing to wait for a grownup are crucial in helping to prevent childhood drowning around bathtubs, pools, lakes, beaches, rivers, and more.

Since 2015, Water Safety with Colin & Friends has taught thousands of children about The Whole Hand Rules of Water safety. With the help of this evidence-based program, Colin’s Hope aims to encourage a safer culture around all kinds of water for families and their children. Our lessons and resources can easily be implemented alongside your swim school curriculum to help increase pool and water safety knowledge

Teach Water Safety in 3 Easy Steps!

Incorporate all lessons into With our Water Safety with Colin & Friends program, you can Incorporate all lessons into your swim schools’ existing plans or choose the ones that work best for you. Looking to include these topics as a 5-minute safety talk ahead of lessons? Each one can be shortened as needed!

  • 1
    Download the Swim Instructor Resource Manual
    This is your one-stop-shop to teaching Water Safety with Colin & Friends alongside your swimming lessons. For use on the pool deck, we recommend laminating each page.
  • 2
    Print Activities that Complement Your Lessons
    These can be used to enhance your student’s learning experience about pool and beach safety.
  • 3
    Certificate of Completion
    Print a certificate for each of your students to take home or post them at your school to celebrate them learning about The Whole Hand Rules!

Jump Into The Whole Hand Rules

Choose which 5 minute lessons and activities you will incorporate into your existing swimming and pool safety lesson plans. Remember to visit the Resources page for additional games, coloring sheets, and more. PLUS – Share this Interactive Curriculum with your student’s families to help keep the conversation going at home.

The Water Safety With Colin & Friends program has flexible components which can be administered over two weeks, one week, or even one day in order to meet your group’s needs. Lessons can be taught indoors, outdoors, poolside, or anywhere you are already teaching swimming lessons.

We recommend teaching all available lessons for full program efficacy.

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