April Pools Day teaches water safety to Rainier Beach community

The second annual April Pools Day event at Rainier Beach Pool was a success! Thank you to the 150+ visitors who came to the pool and helped Seattle Parks and Recreation spread the word about water safety.

Later this summer, Green Lake Community Center/Evans Pool will be hosting low-cost life jacket sales on June 20, July 18 and Aug. 15. More details to come!

Tizzy Bennett from Seattle Children’s Hospital helps fit a life jacket.

 

Children play in the lazy river during April Pools Day.

 

Kids learn how to safely aid other swimmers.

 

Children practice wearing life jackets.

 

The Seattle Fire Department hosted an informational table and gave tours of a fire truck.

 

Tizzy Bennett from Seattle Children’s Hospital helps fit a life jacket.

Celebrate April Pool’s Day and make summertime safer

There will be seven free public swims hosted at Seattle Parks and Recreation pools to celebrate April Pool’s Day 2015.

Before you know it, we’ll be trading in April showers for blue skies and bathing suits. On Saturday, April 18, six of our pools are hosting FREE public swims and low-cost life jacket sales. We’ll be teaching water and boating safety and will have fun activities for kids.

Recipient of a lifejacket given away during the raffle at Ballard’s April Pool’s Day 2014!

Don’t miss this opportunity to teach your family how to enjoy summer safely. April Pool’s Day will focus on four main areas of water safety:

  • Preventing open water drowning
  • Lifejacket use and promotion
  • Cold water awareness
  • Basic water rescue for children

Events and activities will vary by pool location. Please note that Helene Madison Pool will host its event on Sunday, April 19.

April 18
Ballard Pool 12:30-2:20 p.m.
Meadowbrook Pool 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Medgar Evers Pool 12:30-2 p.m.
Queen Anne Pool 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Southwest Pool 10:30 a.m.-noon
Rainier Beach Pool 10:30 a.m.-noon

April 19
Helene Madison Pool 3:30-5:30 p.m

For details, please call the individual pool. To see other April Pools Day events, click HERE.

Final life jacket sale at Evans Pool Saturday, Aug. 16

Seattle Parks and Recreation will sell low-cost life jackets from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16 at Evans Pool, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N.  This is the last sale of the season.

Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death among children ages 1 – 14 years old. Wearing life jackets saves lives. Washington State law requires children ages 12 and younger to wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket or life vest on vessels shorter than 19 feet, and there must be a life jacket on board for each person older than 12.

The cost for life jackets, sizes infant to youth large, is $20. Teens to adult size XXXL is $30.  The life jackets are comfortable, high quality vests in fashionable colors. All sales are final. Seattle Parks cannot offer refunds or returns.

Customers younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Fitters will be on-site to help people choose the correct size. The person for whom the jacket is being purchased must be present for proper fitting.

Parks offers this program in partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital, Mustang Survival and the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase a stylish, Coast Guard approved jacket!  For more information, please email Diane Jones, diane.jones@seattle.gov.

Final life jacket sale at Evans Pool Saturday, Aug. 16

Seattle Parks and Recreation will sell low-cost life jackets from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16 at Evans Pool, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N.  This is the last sale of the season.

Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death among children ages 1 – 14 years old. Wearing life jackets saves lives. Washington State law requires children ages 12 and younger to wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket or life vest on vessels shorter than 19 feet, and there must be a life jacket on board for each person older than 12.

The cost for life jackets, sizes infant to youth large, is $20. Teens to adult size XXXL is $30.  The life jackets are comfortable, high quality vests in fashionable colors. All sales are final. Seattle Parks cannot offer refunds or returns.

Customers younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Fitters will be on-site to help people choose the correct size. The person for whom the jacket is being purchased must be present for proper fitting.

Parks offers this program in partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital, Mustang Survival and the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase a stylish, Coast Guard approved jacket!  For more information, please email Diane Jones, diane.jones@seattle.gov.

Low-cost life jackets for sale at Evans Pool on July 19

 

A small investment could potentially save the lives of loved ones or friends.

Seattle Parks and Recreation will hold sales of low-cost life jackets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 19 at Evans Pool, 7201 E Green Lake Dr. N.

Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death among children ages 1 – 14 years old. Wearing a life jacket saves lives. Washington State law requires children ages 12 and younger to wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket or life vest on vessels shorter than 19 feet long. There must be a life jacket on board for each person older than 12.

The cost for life jackets sizes infant to youth large is $20, and for teens to adult size XXXL, is $30. The life jackets are comfortable, high-quality vests in fashion colors. All sales are final – sorry, Parks cannot offer refunds or returns. Customers younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Fitters will be on site to help purchasers choose the correct size. The person for whom the jacket is being purchased must be present for proper fitting.

Parks will hold one additional life jacket sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 16.

Parks offers this program in partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital, Mustang Survival, and the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase a stylish, Coast Guard-approved life jacket! For more information, please email Diane Jones, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at diane.jones@seattle.gov.

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