Aquatics Centennial: $5 Swim Lessons are Back!

For the second straight year, the Red Cross and the City of Las Vegas are partnering up to offer Red Cross Aquatics courses for children for only $5 and celebrate over 100 Years of Red Cross Water Safety Instruction.

Get your kiddos signed up by calling (702) 229-PLAY or visit www.lasvegasparksandrec.com.

  • Baker Pool (1100 E. St. Louis Ave | 702-229-1532)
  • Doolittle Pool (1940 N. J St. | 702-229-6398)
  • Carlos L. Martinez & Darrio J. Hall Family Pool at Gary Reece Freedom Park (889 N. Pecos | 702-229-1755)

Last year, we taught nearly 600 kids water safety kids.  We want to teach even more kids this year the importance of being safe in and around pools, lakes, and any other body of water.

The Red Cross aquatics program was first formed in 1914, and was part of the Red Cross Life Saving Corp. This program inspired one of the first life-saving stations to be made on Pablo Beach, Florida. Now, the Red Cross aquatics program teaches millions of people across the country basic water competency skills. Some of the criteria are:

  • Step or jump into the water over your head and then return to the surface and float or tread water for one minute
  • Turn around in a full circle and find an exit
  • Swim at least 25 yards to an exit
  • Exit from the water. If in a pool, be able to exit without using a ladder

Learn more about water safety skills and techniques here or call 1-800-RED-CROSS

 

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