No Lifeguard on Duty sign at Spring Lake

SPRING LAKE – With the Atlantic Ocean as his backdrop, Assemblyman Sean Kean urged New Jersey legislators Friday to support a bill that would require instruction in water safety in public schools.

Kean was joined by Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines; Dominick Mondi, Executive Director of Northeast Spa and Pool Association; and Joe Ohme, founding board member of the New Jersey Swim Safety Alliance, all supporters of water safety initiatives.

“Every school district is required to incorporate so many different aspects into the curriculum.” Kean said. “I think this one is a no brainer. We’re gonna keep at it until we get it done.”

Bill A618 proposes that K-12 school districts be required to provide instruction on water safety. Though proposed in 2022, Kean said the bill has been in development for years.

Similar Posts