Save-a-life event … be a ‘water watcher’

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Swimming is the most popular summer activity, but unsupervised water play can lead to tragedy. A child can drown in a matter of seconds without making a sound. Whether at a public pool or at home, it’s important for everyone in the family to learn about water safety.

On Saturday, July 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Mayfair Pool, the free ‘Save a Life’ event will teach participants how to keep children safe in and around the water. Features include:

  • Free swimming lessons for kids
  • Water safety/CPR demonstrations
  • Lifejacket fittings
  • Activity stations
  • Free ‘water watcher’ card and whistle

The ‘water watcher’ card is a great tool to remind a designated adult (the ‘Water Watcher’) of their responsibility to watch kids in or near the pool. The Water Watcher wears the tag and is only relieved of duty by another adult Water Watcher.

Register for lessons online at www.lakewoodcity.org/ecatalog under Save a Life, or call Mayfair Pool at 562-804-4256 for more information. Pre-registration is required for swim lessons, however it is not required for the event.

For more information on the ‘Save a Life’ event, call 562-866-9771, extension 2408. Visit www.lakewoodcity.org/watersafety for more tips and resources.