We are all involved in water sports in one way or another. We know that lifejackets are a must. We carry them in many forms on our crafts and wear them when we know it is necessary. The most important part of wearing a lifejacket is making sure that it is the right size and the right fit. How do we size lifejackets for everyone? This informative video will give you a step by step guide to make sure everyone is safe on the water.
How To Size A Lifejacket
LEARN THE ESSENTIALS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS ALIKE
In partnership with the U.S. Coastguard and the Water Sports Foundation, instructors Paul and Kate Kuthe of the American Canoeing Association demonstrate how to properly choose and wear a lifejacket in Safer Paddling Series: Episode 1.
Wearing a loose or unfastened lifejacket serves little purpose. Choosing a lifejacket that fits you properly will guarantee a safe kayaking experience.
By law, there should be one lifejacket per person on a boat. Although adults are not required to wear lifejackets, children under 13 must wear them whenever they are out on the water.
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