YMCA of Southern Maine

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Water Safety: Best Practices for Swimmers, Boaters and Other Water Recreation in Maine

Published 06.03.19

Maine offers an abundance of summertime recreation that is centered around water — from swimming and boating to surfing, in pools, lakes and the ocean. We address essential safety considerations for all ages that are not always heeded or understood.

Suzi Boccanfuso, head swim coach, Casco Bay branch of the YMCA of Southern Maine in Freeport; stroke coach for renowned ocean swimmer Pat Gallant-Charrette

Carrie Bonnefond, CEO, instructor and instructor trainer, Lighthouse Health & Safety, a American Red Cross licensed training provider and strategic partner

Capt. Scott Bartlett, director of operations, Freedom Boat Club of Maine

Cpl. John MacDonald (by phone), public information officer, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, Bureau of Warden Service

Listen to the episode on Maine Public.