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Water Safety Day

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Greater Yuma Water Safety Alliance (GYWSA) invites residents to have fun while learning more about water safety and drowning prevention by attending Water Safety Day.

Water Safety Day will be held on Saturday, June 1, from 1–6 p.m. at the Valley Aquatic Center, (4381 W. 18th St.), and the public can swim for free. Staff from the City of Yuma’s Fire Department and Parks and Recreation will offer a variety of safety demonstrations such as CPR, lifejacket fittings, swiftwater rescue and “Reach and Throw, Don’t Go,” a water rescue safety practice. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit water safety information and vendor booths ranging from aquatic organizations to pool and fencing contractors. In addition, there will be music and giveaways! Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The GYWSA encourages the community to practice the National Drowning Prevention Association’s five layers of protection: barriers and alarms, supervision, water competency/swim skills, life jackets, and emergency preparation. Each layer should be used together when in or around water to reduce the risk of drowning.

“We are really excited for this event,” shared Jen Miller, Communications Manager for the City of Yuma. “Anytime we can offer a fun community event while sharing ways to stay safe in and around water is a win for everyone.”

For more information about Water Safety Day or to be a vendor for this event, contact Special Events Coordinator Brissa Garcia at Brissa.Garcia@yumaaz.gov or (928) 373-5028.

For more information about water safety or the GYWSA, visit www.yumaaz.gov/watersafety.

Details

Date:
June 1
Time:
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Venue

Valley Aquatic Center
4381 W. 18th Street
Yuma, AZ 85364 United States
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