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Make a Splash

"Make a Splash" Water Safety Program

June 17-20; 11am at All Indy Parks Outdoor Pools

FREE water safety classes will be offered at 11 a.m., on June 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th at 15 Indy

Parks Aquatic Centers through the "Make-a-Splash" program – a great introduction to water safety in a guarded pool setting. "Make-a-Splash" participants will be guests at that pool at no-charge that day!      

From our partners at USA Swimming (Visit Source Here)

Why Make a Splash?

  • 70% of African American children cannot swim

  • 60% of Latino children cannot swim

  • 40% of Caucasian children cannot swim

  • Ten people drown each day in the U.S

  • Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of childhood unintentional death for children under the age of 14

Participation in formal swimming lessons could reduce the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88%.
 
 

Learn to Swim!

Why should your child learn to swim? Because learning to swim significantly reduce the risk of drowning. Whether or not you plan to head to the pool, water is all around us - in rivers, lakes, drainage ditches, even large puddles. Equip your child with this life skill and you'll also be giving him/her access to all the fun and fitness the water can provide!

 

Take Steps to be safer around the water

- Learn to Swim!

- Follow pool rules.

- Never swim alone. Use the buddy system and choose locations with certified lifeguards whenever possible.

- If someone in the water is in trouble, reach, throw, but don’t go!