Become a Water Watch Dog

Children can drown in seconds. Yes, even in pools where lifeguards are present. That’s why we’ve designed the Water Watchdog Program. The idea is simple. One adult wears the Watchdog Tag around bodies of water and follows the rules below. When the designated Water Watchdog needs to take a break, he or she hands off the tag, and the responsibility, to another adult.

Take The Pledge

As a Water Watchdog, you agree:

  • To maintain constant visual contact with the children in your group.
  • Not to drink alcohol, talk on the phone, socialize or read while watching children.
  • To keep a phone near the water for emergency purposes only.
  • To remain by the water until relieved by a new Water Watchdog.

To become a water watchdog, please EMAIL US with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Phone Number

Then, keep an eye on your mailbox as a Water Watchdog Tag will be mailed to you at the address you provide.

Help spread the word on social media by posting a photo or video of you and the person you pledge to protect with #waterwatchdog to help keep people safe in and around the water.

We hope that you will also consider A DONATION to help keep people safe in and around the water.

If you would like to check the status of your Water Watchdog tag please contact us at INFO@ABBEYSHOPE.ORG