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April Pools Day: Free swimming and water safety talks

Plan on spending time around water this summer? Brush up on lifesaving water safety tips at these free family swims.

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Time to dig out those swimsuits. Swimming, fishing and boating season will be here before we know it. To help your family prepare for a fun and safe summer, more than 40 facilities across Washington state are hosting April Pools Day – an event to brush up on water safety tips and swim for free.

Safety topics include:

  • preventing open water drowning
  • Life jacket use
  • Cold water awareness
  • Basic water rescue for children

April Pool’s Day events are held at various times and locations, April 13-20. Seattle Parks & Recreation has the schedule.

See you poolside!

More swimming fun:

Great indoor pools for Seattle-area families

Water sports at new Meydenbauer Bay Park in Bellevue

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