Christian’s Law

This page is to provide our families information about Christian’s Law, which was enacted on July 12, 2012 and went into effect on October 16, 2012.

Based on Massachusetts General Law (M.G.L.) c. 111, §127A½, commonly referred to as “Christian’s Law”, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s (Department) previously issued guidance on Christian’s Law, the Department has promulgated regulation 105 CMR 432.000: “Minimum Requirements for Personal Flotation Devices for Minor Children at Municipal and Recreational Programs and Camps”, effective May 5, 2017. The law and regulations only apply to swimming or diving areas at marine or freshwater beaches and explicitly exclude swimming pools, wading pools, and other artificial bodies of water. For more information on this Christian’s Law, please click here.

ALL children that participate in swimming and/or sailing at TASP will be required to take a swim test to determine participant’s ability. TASP provides a properly fitted Personal Flotation Device (PFD) to any child, as necessary. If parents prefer they are welcome to provide their own, but please note that PFDs must be USCG approved type I, II or III (type III is typically used for activities), properly fitted, and in serviceable condition. ALL campers and instructors are required to WEAR their PFDs while taking part in sailing.

As always, we are looking forward to a fun and safe summer by the sea!