A program aiming to make kids safe in the water is
making it easier to get a life jacket.
A new 'Kids Don't Float' station opened in Genoa today.
allowing families to use loaner life jackets when
they go out on the water.
The Genoa Lions Club built the loaner station and
the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources provided
the life jackets.
Organizers say a life jacket can be life-saving.
regardless of your swimming ability.
It really doesn't matter how good of a swimmer you
A lot of the fatalities that we see are folks that
bump their head, might go unconcious, and you could
be the best swimmer in the world and you're not going
to come up if you go over in those circumstances.
Program partners say they would like to build another
life jacket loaner station in Stoddard.