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EDUCATION CODE
SECTION 51879.7-51879.9



51879.7.  The Legislature finds that, given the great diversity of
water recreation activities available statewide and the significant
loss of life associated with those activities, there is a great need
for an aquatic safety program in the state.
   It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this article that
fundamental water safety training be provided for all the children of
the state so that California's youth will be able to enjoy water
recreation while avoiding its hazards.



51879.8.  The Department of Boating and Waterways, in cooperation
with the State Department of Education and other appropriate
agencies, industry, and nonprofit organizations involved with water
safety, shall develop an aquatic safety program which shall be made
available for use at an appropriate grade level in public elementary
schools, as determined by the Director of Boating and Waterways, at
no expense to the schools. The aquatic education program shall
include, but not be limited to, an audiovisual instructional aid and
parental involvement materials. The Department of Boating and
Waterways shall act as liaison between the schools and school
districts and the industry and nonprofit organizations involved with
water safety.



51879.9.  Once developed, the Department of Boating and Waterways
shall notify the schools and school districts of the availability of
the aquatic safety program.