April Pools Days kicks off to prevent drownings

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SAN DIEGO — Rady Children’s Hospital and child safety advocates Tuesday will kick off a monthlong series of events to try to prevent drownings around San Diego County.

Free swimming lessons will be given to youngsters, and water safety tips will be provided for parents, during April Pools Days.

According to the hospital, drowning is the leading cause of death for children under 15. Last year, 86 children were brought to the hospital’s emergency department, and five of the drowning victims died.

April Pools Days are planned this upcoming weekend in San Marcos and Escondido, and on April 13 in Chula Vista and the Clairemont section of San Diego, according to the nonprofit Safe Kids San Diego. Events later in the month will be held in Coronado, La Mesa, Santee and Solana Beach.

Besides the swim lessons, the events will include demonstrations by firefighters and Navy SEALS, and CPR instruction.

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  • Karen Marie

    April Pool's Day
    Saturday, April 6th
    1 to 4 pm

    Las Posas Pool
    1387 W. Borden Rd. San Marcos, CA 92069

    This is our 3rd annual splash-tacular event promoting water safety. Thanks our partners our schedule includes water-safety demonstrations, water-safety skills practice and much, much more all intended to increases awareness that an ounce of prevention equals gallons of fun.

    Highlights Include:
    FREE Swim Lessons still available!!!
    FREE Open Rec Swim
    FREE Water Safety EXPO

    Attending will provide a great opportunity for the City of San Marcos and you to work together to spread the word that water safety efforts at home & swimming lessons save lives.

    Link to Las Posas Pool http://www.ci.san-marcos.ca.u​s/index.aspx?page

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