Make a Splash Water Safety Classes
As a parent, I am really big on making sure kids know the importance of water safety. I mean, babies live in water for about 9 months so it’s not strange to me at all that they love it so much! My kids are no different and loved baths from early on. Now that they’re older, swimming has become one of those activities we’ve embraced. However, I was concerned about my babies being in open water, with little knowledge on how to swim but with prayer, a clear mind and swim classes I’m much more calm.
This is why I was excited to hear about the “Make a Splash” initiative being offered by Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation and the USA Swimming Foundation this summer. During this is program, six of the county’s aquatic centers will offer free Water Safety and Swim Lessons to young people, ages 6-17. Participants will receive four free Water Safety Lessons designed to increase awareness of safety in, on, and around water, and to promote drowning prevention and must hold a a free M-NCPPC Youth Identification card. Participating aquatic centers include:
- Allentown Splash, Tennis, and Fitness Park
- Ellen E. Linson Splash Park
- Fairland Aquatic Center
- Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex
- Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool
- Theresa Banks Memorial Aquatics Center
Did you know?
Prince George’s County Public School system in collaboration with the Department of Parks and Recreation has been providing second grade students with water safety information and swimming lessons at Department aquatic facilities during the school year since 2010?