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Water Awareness in Residential Neighborhoods

 

Drowning is a huge problem globally; each year 1.2 million people drown. Drowning is the second leading cause of accidentall death among children under age 14.

Latest California figures report there were 447 fatal drowning incidents, and 56 were children ages one to four.

Pool Safety Tips (Español)

Events

July 17 & August 21, 2014 | 8 - 4pm
CPR Class in Chula Vista
Call 407-3589 to enroll $25/person $10/students (typically 3rd Thursday monthly) See flyer

August 16, 2014 | 12 - 3pm
Save a Life Summer - Free Swimming Lessons
Parkway Aquatic Center
385 Parkway in Chula Vista
View Flyer


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Contact us at aquatics@chulavistaca.gov


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Safer Water

Take steps to minimize unauthorized use of the pool.
Safer Water
This might include installing fencing with self-closing and self-latching gates, pool alarms and safety covers.

Safer Kids

Children learning how to swim at an early age.
Safer Kids
Parents and children should learn proper behavior around water, including basic water safety and rescue techniques taught during swim lessons.

Safer Response

Prepare for the possibility of a drowning incident.
Safer Response
Parents need to learn CPR and basic water rescue techniques.

CPR Classes www.redcross.org www.americanheart.org/cpr

Water Watcher Program

One adult commits to watching the water exclusively. They may not be a lifeguard but this adult should know what to do in a water emergency, have a phone nearby, and should be focused on the children and the water. The water watcher does not drink alcohol, text, call, or leave while on duty until relieved.

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USA Swimming

Friends of Chula Vista Parks and Recreation

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