TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation and the TMC Vest It UP! program have come together to offer 800 free swim lessons to children, at three Pima County locations.
Funded by Credit Unions for Kids, the free swim lessons are part of an overall water safety effort to teach children proper swimming techniques and how to be safe in and around water.
The focus of the collaboration is prevention.
“Drowning is 100 percent preventable. Offering free swimming lessons to the community is critically important to reducing the risk of a future drowning,” said Grant Bourquet, recreation program manager at Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation. “This partnership enables families, especially those families who may be less fortunate, a free opportunity for their children to acquire this important lifelong skill!”
Registration begins Tuesday, May 14 at 6 a.m. Click HERE to register or call 520-724-5171
The free lessons will be available at these three locations:
- Kino Pool 2805 E. Ajo Way Tucson, Arizona 8571
- Los Niños Pool 5432 S. Bryant Ave. Tucson Arizona 85706
- Flowing Wells Pool 4545 N. La Cholla Blvd. Tucson, Arizona 85705
For further information about registration and swim lessons, please visit www.pima.gov/swimlessons or call Jodi Layton at 520-724-5171.