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  • Free Water Safety Expo set for Aug. 25 at Manzanita Pool

    Aug 15, 2018 | Read More News
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    Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation (NRPR) is helping sponsor a free Water Safety Expo from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 25, at Manzanita Pool, 5110 S. San Joaquin Ave. The event will feature free life Ghost shipjackets to the first 250 youngsters, the Ghost Ship obstacle course, a waterslide and firetrucks. 

    The event is part of Drowning Impact Awareness Month and is co-sponsored by the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona, Drexel Heights Fire District, and the Independent Pool and Spa Service Association Inc. The Skin Cancer Institute at the University of Arizona will provide a sunscreen station. 

    The pool is open until 7 p.m. for recreation swim.

    “Every child drowning is preventable, and August is a peak time for child drownings in Arizona,” Grant Bourguet, NRPR recreation program manager, said. “While we want everyone to continue to enjoy various aquatic opportunities from backyard swimming pools, to lakes and oceans, it is imperative that everyone learns the importance of safety in and around the water. You are helping save a life!”   

    For more information, call 520-419-1481.