|With Labor Day approaching – a big pool holiday – Chula Vista’s Fire and Recreation Departments will offer residents a free water safety program on Saturday, August 24. The event, scheduled from 12 to 3 p.m. at Parkway Family Aquatic Center, 385 Park Way, is designed to emphasize safety around water for children and parents. Participants can pre-register for free swim lessons by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org or just show up the day of the event. Classes are scheduled at 12, 12:35, 1:10, 1:45 and 2:20 p.m.
The event will provide a foundation to help parents understand the steps they must take to keep their children and guests safe around the pool. Children will receive free swim lessons and learn how to properly use a life jacket. Parents will learn about the importance of fences and alarm systems, and receive an introduction to the importance of learning CPR. Attendees will also be treated to a barbeque hosted by the Chula Vista Firefighter’s Foundation.
Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under the age of 14 years in the United States. For more information about Chula Vista’s water safety program, visit watersafety.chulavistaca.gov.
In addition to the free water safety program on August 24, the Chula Vista Aquatics Program will be
accepting registration for fall swimming lessons beginning August 12. Classes will be provided at both
Loma Verde Aquatic Center, 1420 Loma Lane, and the Parkway Aquatic Center, on Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. The two week sessions begin August 26 and four sessions are available at a cost of $35 for Chula Vista residents and $44 for non-residents. Private swim lessons are also offered at $80 for four 30-minute classes. For more information and registration times, please visit www.chulavistaca.gov/goto/swim.
Posted: August 7, 2013