Five Golden Rules
We developed the Golden Rules of Cold Water Safety after analyzing hundreds of close calls and fatalities. The rules are practical, easy to understand, and anyone can use them. Each rule is important, but it's the combination of all five that allows you to build a strong cold water safety net. Click on the rule boxes below to navigate to each rule.
Also, be sure to read the Case Histories that follow each rule. You can also access them via the Case Index.