Water Safety Fun DayFriday, May 18, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Various Portland Park and Rec. Swimming Pools
Portland Parks & Recreation Presents Water Safety Fun Day!
May 18 at Mt Scott Community Center
(Portland, OR) –
May is National Water Safety Month! To celebrate, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) Aquatics is offering a fun opportunity to learn more about how to stay safe in and around the water.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), drowning is a leading cause of accidental death for young children ages 1-4, and the fifth leading reason for accidental death for people of all ages.
Portland Parks & Recreation Aquatics prides itself on providing safety to children, adults and seniors with swim lessons and instruction. Join us and learn more about staying safe in the water!
WHAT: Portland Parks & Recreation 4th Annual Water Safety Day
WHEN: Friday, May 18, 6pm-8pm
WHERE: Mt. Scott Community Center, 5530 SE 72nd Ave
Enjoy an evening of swimming with fun activities, games and prizes, as well as water safety information. There will also be a free drawing for lifejackets.
Cost: (easy on the wallet!)
Teens (13-17 yrs): $3.75
Children (3-12 yrs): $3.25
Toddlers (0-2yr): FREE!
PP&R pools offer top-of-the-line swimming instruction, water safety tips, plus open swims, water slides, play structures, special events such as
Dive-In Movies (watch the screen while floating in the water!) and other family fun.
PP&R lifeguards are certified each year and tested continuously through the noted Jeff Ellis & Associates firm. Testing is uniform at each of our pools.
Portland Parks & Recreation lifeguards undergo a rigorous and thorough Ellis certification process. Lifeguards are subject to unannounced drills, unscheduled testing, and continuous monitoring. The success of Portland Parks & Recreation lifeguards in these areas, in addition to their continued diligence to providing safe swimming pools, earned them the prestigious 2011 Jeff Ellis & Associates Silver Medal Award.
Portland Parks & Recreation Aquatics offers swimming at six indoor pools (and seven outdoor, during the summer) across the city!
Call for hours and more info
320 SE 16th Ave.
Portland, OR 97214
7701 N Chautauqua Blvd.
Portland, OR 97217
East Porland Community Center Pool
740 SE 106th Ave.
Portland, OR 97216
Matt Dishman Community Center Pool
77 NE Knott St.
Portland, OR 97212
Mt. Scott Community Center Poll
5530 SE 72nd
Portland, OR 97206
Southwest Community Center Pool
6820 SW 45th Ave.
Portland, OR 97219
For more information, call 503-823-5300 or visit portlandparks.org.
Mark Ross Public Information Officer
Portland Parks & Recreation
503-823-5300 (office); 503-823-6634 (cell)
Mark [dot] ross [at] portlandoregon [dot] gov
Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland
Nick Fish, Commissioner | Mike Abbaté, Director