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Post Date:08/02/2018 3:57 PM

In advance of Labor Day – a big pool holiday – Chula Vista’s Fire and Community Services Departments will offer residents a free water safety program on Saturday, August 11.  Scheduled from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Loma Verde Aquatic Center, 1420 Loma Lane, the event is designed to emphasize safety around water for children and parents. 

Offered to children ages six months to 16 years old, all participants must wear a bathing suit. Children under the age of four must wear a swim diaper regardless of potty-training. Classes are offered at 4:30, 5:05, 5:40, 6:15 and 6:50 p.m. Register online at, in person at either City Aquatic Center, or the day of the event.

The Save a Life Summer program will provide a foundation to help parents understand the steps they must take to keep their children and guests safe around the pool. At this event, children will receive free swim lessons, water safety activity books, and learn how to properly use a life jacket. Parents will learn what steps they must take to keep their children and guests safe around the pool, and the importance of learning CPR. Attendees will also be treated to a barbeque hosted by the Chula Vista Firefighter’s Foundation and a free movie. The movie, Peter Rabbit, will air at 7:30 p.m.

Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under the age of 14 years in the United States. Research shows that participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children aged 1 to 4, yet many kids do not receive formal swimming or water safety training. For more information about Chula Vista’s water safety and swimming programs, visit or

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