Free Water Safety Program for Youth Ages 5-12 Offered this Fall

Monday, August 26, 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 day of classes.


The first session of classes is scheduled for 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 24 to October 17, 2013 at Seatack Recreation Center, located at 141 S. Birdneck Road.


The second session of Passport to Water Safety is offered 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Wednesdays, October 16 to December 11, 2013 at Williams Farm Recreation Center, located at 5252 Learning Circle, off Newtown Road.


To register, simply visit any Virginia Beach Recreation Center. For more information about the Passport to Water Safety, please contact an Aquatic Unit supervisor at or at the hosting site.


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