Indy Parks is hosting free water safety classes every weekend this summer.
Jenny Stoneking, senior aquatics manager for Indy Parks, says the classes are open to all ages. She says just like people learn fire safety, everyone should learn to be comfortable around water.
“Everybody, whether they are at the pool or whether they just live in an area that has a creek, or a retention pond, river, or any kind of water near them, they should have water safety education,” Stoneking says.
Each class covers a different topic, including hands-only CPR and rules to follow at the pool. Anyone who comes to a class can swim for free the rest of the day.
Classes are held at the at the Douglass pool on Saturdays from 11 A-M to 2 and the Riverside pool on Sundays from noon to 3. Each lesson takes 20 minutes, so people can show up any time during the three hour window. Children under age 9 need a parent to get in the pool.
The last day for classes is Aug. 4.