Free Water Safety Program for Youth Ages 5-12 at the Joseph V. Grimstead, Sr. Seatack Community Recreation Center

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation is offering a unique program to help youth stay safe in, on, and near the water. The Passport to Water Safety program introduces non-swimmers and beginner swimmers ages 5 to12 to water safety concepts through safety lessons, in-water swimming instruction, and fun time to put the knowledge and skills together. While there is no cost to the program, a Virginia Beach Recreation Center membership or day pass is required for each of the 8 classes.


The Joseph V. Grimstead, Sr. Seatack Community Recreation Center, located at 141 S. Birdneck Road, is offering two sessions this summer:

  • 10 am - 11 am, Tuesday & Thursday, July 9 - August 1, 2013
  • 6 pm - 7 pm, Tuesday & Thursday, August 6 - August 29, 2013.

To register, simply visit the Joseph V. Grimstead, Sr.  Seatack Community Recreation Center or call (757) 437-4858.


For more information about the Passport to Water Safety, please contact an Aquatic Unit supervisor at (757) 437-4858 or


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