One of the most effective ways to prevent drowning is to teach children how to swim.
Chula Vista, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014
The city of Chula Vista is kicking off the upcoming Drowning Prevention Month (May) with an April Pools Day event on Saturday, April 12, from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Parkway Aquatic Center. Children from 6 months to 16 years old will have an opportunity to participate in no cost swim lessons. The event will feature a demonstration from the Chula Vista Fire Department and Recreation Department lifeguards. In addition, there will be a free BBQ compliments of the Chula Vista Firefighters Foundation.
One of the most effective ways to prevent drowning is to teach children how to swim. The April Pools Day lessons are designed to provide an introduction to the swim lessons offered through the City’s Recreation Department. Chula Vista Recreation instructors are Red Cross certified and all classes integrate water safety components that help children become safer in, on and around water.
Last year, more than 5,000 children participated in the City’s swim lesson program.
Participants can pre-register for the swim lessons by calling (619) 409-1985 prior to Friday, April 11, or register on the day of the event if space is available. Classes will be held at noon, 12:35, 1:10, 1:45 and 2:20 p.m. Children under the age of four must have a parent in the water with them and a swim diaper. An adult must accompany all children to the event.
May is officially National Drowning Prevention Month, raising awareness about drowning prevention for children and families. April Pools Day is a national campaign designed to spark awareness about drowning prevention efforts prior to the summer swimming season.
April Pools Day
Parkway Aquatic Center
385 Park Way 91910, downtown Chula Vista
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Noon to 3 p.m.
For children 6 months to 16 years old
Classes will be held at 12, 12:35, 1:10, 1:45 and 2:20 p.m.
Pre-register for lessons by calling (619) 409-1985 prior to Friday, April 11.