It's a summer of swimming.
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Did you know?

According to the USA Swimming Foundation:

*The goal of swim lessons is to make children SAFER in, on, and around water. We have over 70 bodies of water in our region.

*79% of children in households with incomes less than $50,000 have little-to-no swimming ability.

*10 people drown each day in the United States. 

Formal swimming lessons reduces the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88%.    

 

According to the CDC:

*Drowning is responsible for more deaths among children aged 1–4 years than any other cause except congenital anomalies.

*For persons aged ≤29 years, drowning is one of the top three causes of unintentional injury death (2). Previous research has identified racial/ethnic disparities in drowning rates.

*The CDC analyzed 12 years of combined mortality data from 1999–2010 for those aged ≤29 years:

Among non-Hispanics, the overall drowning rate for American Indians/Alaska Natives was twice the rate for whites, and the rate for blacks was 1.4 times the rate for whites.

*Disparities were greatest in swimming pools, with swimming pool drowning rates among blacks aged 5–19 years 5.5 times higher than those among whites in the same age group. This disparity was greatest at ages 11–12 years; at these ages, blacks drown in swimming pools at 10 times the rate of whites.

*Drowning prevention strategies include using barriers (e.g., fencing) and life jackets, actively supervising or life guarding, teaching basic swimming skills and performing bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

*The practicality and effectiveness of these strategies varies by setting; however, basic swimming skills can be beneficial across all settings.

The Spokane Parks Foundation cultivates the health, growth and continued enjoyment of our communities by inspiring giving and passion for our parks.

 

The Spokane Parks Foundation (www.spokaneparksfoundation.org) is pleased to partner with the City of Cheney, Spokane Valley, and Spokane County Parks and Recreation to bring you the following free open swim opportunities for all:

 

Cheney Pool

June 14, 16, 23, 24, and 30

July 7, 14, 21, 28, and 29

August 4, 11, 18, 19, and 25

Summer swim lesson registration begins June 1st. Reduced cost swim lessons available for families with qualifying income levels. You must stop by Parks and Rec to register.

 

City of Spokane Valley

Park Road Pool – Every Monday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM, June 18-August 20

Terrace View Pool – Every Tuesday from 1:15 -5:00 PM, June 19-Aug 21

Valley Mission Pool – Every Wednesday from 1:00 - 5:00 PM,   June 20-Aug 22

 

Spokane County

Northside Aquatics Facility

and Southside Aquatics Facility

Every Saturday evening from 6:00 PM to dusk from June 16-Aug 18

Reduced cost swim lessons available for families with qualifying income levels.

 

Admission to all six City of Spokane pools (Cannon, Comstock, Hillyard, Liberty, Shadle and Witter) is free during Open, Lap, and Parent Tot swim hours. To register and/or learn more, please visit www.my.spokanecity.org/recreation/aquatics or call 509-625-6960. Reduced cost swim lessons and free swim clinics available for families with qualifying income levels.

 

The Spokane Parks Foundation (www.spokaneparksfoundation.org) is pleased to partner with the City of Cheney, Spokane Valley, and Spokane County Parks and Recreation to bring you the following free open swim opportunities for all:

The Spokane Parks Foundation is excited to share free open swim opportunities, reduced cost swim lessons, and free swim clinic sessions throughout Spokane County this summer.

 

Jump into Summer Fun!

The Spokane Parks Foundation cultivates the health, growth and continued enjoyment of our communities by inspiring giving and passion for our parks.

 

The Spokane Parks Foundation (www.spokaneparksfoundation.org) is pleased to partner with the City of Cheney, Spokane Valley, and Spokane County Parks and Recreation to bring you the following free open swim opportunities for all:

 

Stay tuned for next summer's schedule!

 

Admission to all six City of Spokane pools (Cannon, Comstock, Hillyard, Liberty, Shadle and Witter) is free during Open, Lap, and Parent Tot swim hours. To register and/or learn more, please visit www.my.spokanecity.org/recreation/aquatics or call 509-625-6960. Reduced cost swim lessons and free swim clinics available for families with qualifying income levels.

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