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  • TMC HealthCare, Pima County to provide 800 free swim lessons for children

    May 02, 2019 | Read More News
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    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 Children swimmingswimming 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. 

    The partnership enables families, especially those who are economically disadvantaged, a free opportunity for their children to acquire this important lifelong skill.
      
    Registration begins: Tuesday, May 14 at 6 a.m. 

    Where to register: www.pima.gov/swimlessons 

    Where: The free lessons will be available at:
    • Kino Pool, 2805 E. Ajo Way;
    • Los Ninos Pool, 5432 S. Bryant Ave.; and
    • Flowing Wells Pool, 4545 N. La Cholla Blvd.
    For further information about registration and swim lessons, please visit www.pima.gov/swimlessons.