With Memorial Day weekend just over a week away, the National Safe Boating Council is ready to kick off their annual campaign to spread the message of safe and responsible boating.

The main push this year is to remind boaters to wear their life jackets. In 2010, the last year for which statistics are available, 484 people drowned across America and 395 were not wearing life jackets.

The National Safe Boating Council wants to remind everyone to always wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket while on the water. Even if you're a good swimmer.

Also, adult life jackets do NOT work for children. Make sure the kids have one that fits.

Remember: A life jacket can't safe you're life if you're not wearing it!