5/3/2019: Stay “face up” – Try on your lifejacket in a controlled water environment to ensure proper fit

The Coast Guard recommends everyone try on their lifejacket in a controlled water environment to ensure proper fit and performance on their body. All Coast Guard approved lifejackets meet industry standards and Coast Guard requirements for construction, performance, and manufacturing. However, the only way to ensure proper fit and performance on an individual is to try it on in the water.


1/18/2018: Coast Guard to provide update on implementation of new lifejacket standards

Coast Guard representatives will participate in a WebEx teleconference hosted by the Lifejacket Association Wednesday, January 24, to provide an update on the status of the U.S. and Canadian implementation of lifejacket safety requirements and testing methods.