FREE thirty minute water safety classes will be offered by trained lifeguard staff on June 10th, 11th and 12th at Indy Parks Make-A-Splash program. Indy Parks and the USA Swimming Foundation are partnering to educate children and their families on the importance of safe water practices in pools and around open water. “Make- A-Splash” is an introductory water safety program, with each day presenting a different topic. Indy Parks is making this free program available at 18 sites throughout the city!
Participants can then stay, swim and enjoy the remainder of each day for free at that Indy Park pool.
The presentation will begin at 11 a.m. each of the three days at these pools:
Broad Ripple Park 327-7333 1450 Broad Ripple Avenue
Eagle Creek Park * 327-7132 7602 Eagle Beach Drive (* Open Water)
Ellenberger Park 327-7176 5301 E. St. Clair Street
Garfield Park 327-7327 2345 Pagoda Drive
Martin Luther King Jr. Park 327-7332 1701 Broadway Street
Northwestway Park 327-7341 5253 W. 62nd Street
Perry Park 889-0825 451 E. Stop 11 Road
Sahm Park 849-2227 6801 E. 91st Street
The presentation will begin at noon each of the three days at these pools:
Bethel Park 327-7480 2850 Bethel Avenue
Brookside Park 327-7331 3510 Brookside Pkwy. S. Drive
Gustafson Park 327-7334 3110 Moeller Road
Indy Island 862-6876 8575 E. Raymond Street
Krannert Park 327-7389 605 S. High School Road
Riverside Park 327-7272 2420 E. Riverside Drive
Thatcher Park 327-7390 4649 W. Vermont Street
Willard Park 327-7330 1700 E. Washington Street
The presentation will begin at 1 p.m. each of the three days at these pools:
Rhodius Park 327-7328 1720 W. Wilkins Street
Douglass Park 327-7325 2759 Andrew J. Brown Avenue
The 2015 Open Pool schedule can be found at www.indy.gov/aquatics.
Drowning is the 9th leading cause of death in children age 14 and under. Why should your child learn to swim? Because learning to swim significantly reduces the risk of drowning. Whether or not you plan to head to a pool, water is all around us – in rivers, lakes, drainage ditches, even large puddles. Equip your child with this life skill and you’ll also be giving him/her access to all the fun and fitness the water can provide.
Indy Parks Aquatics recommends taking these steps to be safer around the water:
– Learn to swim, no matter your age.
– Follow posted pool rules, and respect lifeguards’ directions.
– Never swim alone. Use the buddy system and choose locations with certified lifeguards whenever possible.
– Do not bring a sick child to the pool. Remind children to not ingest pool water and to take regular bathroom
breaks, always washing hands afterward.
– Wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket if you are a non-swimmer or out in an open body of water.
– If someone in the water is in trouble, “reach, throw, but don’t go.”
– Never leave children unattended.
Indy Parks encourages you and your children to learn to swim this summer. Indy Parks offers very reasonably priced group and private swimming lessons for children and adults. Qualifying financial aid is even available for swimming lessons. For more information, call (317) 327-PARK or visitwww.Indy.gov/SwimLessons.