By Sharon Aron Baron
Since May is recognized nationally as Drowning Prevention Month, the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department wants to make a splash for safety.
The drowning prevention event is held on Sunday, May 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., this family-friendly event includes free admission to Cypress Park Pool and features a mix of educational and entertaining components, including swimming safety activities, CPR lessons, music, and prizes.
“Accidental drowning is the number one cause of death for children under age four in Broward County,” said Chief Michael McNally. “As a father and Fire Chief, I recognize the importance of prioritizing water safety for children, parents, and caregivers. Free, community-wide events like the one we are hosting help spread awareness and resources available to promote water safety for children.”
At the event, the City of Coral Springs will distribute Water Smart Broward swim coupons for free-to-low-cost swim lessons for use at Coral Springs pool facilities. In addition, CPR instruction will be provided with resources on how to become CPR and first-aid certified.
The City of Coral Springs, along with communities across the country, recognize the importance of shining a light on drowning safety and prevention to work towards eliminating a preventable tragedy.
Cypress Park Pool is located at 1300 Coral Springs Dr.
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