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Posted on: May 6, 2021

[ARCHIVED] May is National Water Safety Month

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Coppell Parks & Recreation is making sure residents are “water-aware.” May has been designated as National Water Safety Month by the World Waterpark Association, the American Red Cross, the National Recreation & Park Association and the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance. 

The CORE is taking action to prevent drownings and recreational water-related injuries and illnesses by offering free preschool and beginner swimming lessons to Coppell residents beginning in June 2021 and extending all summer long. Residents can sigh-up online for both preschool and beginner classes. 

 “Learning to swim and the exposure to water safety skills and messages early in life provide a lifelong foundation for drowning prevention,” said Lauren Rodriguez, Aquatics Manager at The CORE. “We want to ensure that every child can safely interact with water at our facility, at home or while out playing with friends and family.”

Water Safety Experts at The CORE are available at any time to answer questions about water safety, and registration is currently available for private swim lessons. Group swim lessons will resume in June 2021. Water Safety Experts will also be in attendance at the city’s Sunset Social: Movie in the Park on May 15, providing education and information on staying safe in and near the water this summer. 

The CORE is located at 234 E. Parkway Blvd. The Sunset Social event will take place at Andrew Brown East Park, located next to The CORE at 260 E. Parkway Blvd. 

For more information regarding The CORE, please visit The CORE page, call 972-304-7077 or follow Coppell Parks on Facebook and Instagram for water safety tips all month long.

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