Nearly 600 Children Taught Aquatics Skills Over the Summer

The Red Cross and the City of Las Vegas are pleased to announce that 594 children were taught water-competency skills at three City of Las Vegas pools over the Summer.

“We are elated at the amount of children we were able to teach life safety skills to this summer,” said Red Cross Regional CEO Scott Emerson.  “The City of Las Vegas is such a dedicated partner to improving quality of life in our community; it was a natural pairing. We have been a joint force for saving lives for decades and I see that only growing and expanding in the future.”

In partnership with the City of Las Vegas, the Red Cross Aquatics Centennial program was offered at three Las Vegas Pools for only $5 per student (Normally a $30 course).  This program was created in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Red Cross Aquatics Program.

“This was a tremendous partnership between the city and the Red Cross that will ensure more of our children are safe in the water,” said Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman. “It is so important children learn these skills early on.”

More Red Cross swimming and water safety courses can be found by visiting http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/program-highlights/lifeguarding.

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