Find The BestWater Equipment For Your Kids

Best Floats

Anything that helps them have fun, at any age. Floaties, mats, lily pads, islands and river tubes.

Best Life Jackets

Serious equipment to keep your kids safe around water. Type I, Type II and Type III life jackets for all ages.

Best Pools

Create a fun and safe environment in your backyard. Above-ground pools, kiddie pools and slides.

water education

Why WaterEducation Matters

Around 950 children drown in the US every year. We know that reducing this number and teaching water safety to children is a priority for parents. That’s why the Water Hazards Youth Commission for Safety (WHYCOS) puts an emphasis on building children’s swimming skills and providing equipment that will help them stay safe.


Equipment Reviews


Swim Safety Guides


Swim School Picks


CPR School Picks

What We Offer

WHYCOS’ mission is to encourage every child to enjoy the water and learn to swim while providing parents with best practices and knowledge that minimise the risk of accidents.

Swim School Recommendations

Teach your kids to swim at a swim school or squad near you. We hand-picked the best schools in all 50 states.

Parent Education

Learn how to protect your child around water by following our guides.

Swimming Competitions

Give your kid oceans of confidence with meets and club championships. Browse the competition calendar in all 50 states.

Gear Reviews

Buy the best floats, life jackets and water toys.

Advocacy, Activism & Lobbying

Swim safety can't improve without legal and policy reform. We drive safety outcomes by looking for opportunities to improve our laws.

Strong Community

Bond with other parents and their kids by sharing your love for the water.

Our Photo Gallery

Stronger Swimmers

Helping kids be more confident around water.

Better Water Equipment

Helping you pick the right life jackets, pools & toys.

More Educated Parents

Helping you gain skills that can prevent drownings.

Resources ForFirst-Time Parents

Use our resources to learn how to be an effective parent around water. Get fast answers to your questions and spend more time with your kid.

  • Boating While Pregnant
  • Basics Of CPR
  • Kayaking With Kids
  • Best Water Games

What Parents Say

WHYCOS’ mission is to improve water safety in the United States by providing an accessible, top-notch education for parents and kids.

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