San Diego organization readies for summer with swim, safety lessons

Posted at 7:48 AM, Apr 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-28 10:48:43-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - In celebration of National Pool Opening Day and in anticipation of the summer season, San Diego leaders will hold a community water safety festival Saturday.

The 10th annual "April Pools Day" event will be held at Bud Kearns Pool, at 2229 Morely Field Dr., featuring swim assessments, CPR demonstrations, and safety presentations to educate about safe water practices.

The event will also hold a cannonball kickoff and giant inflatable obstacle course for kids.

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The community water festival is aimed at waterproofing San Diego, through a multi-step approach to drowning prevention, swimming lessons, and beach safety training.

As San Diego readies itself for the summer, the Prevent Drowning Foundation of San Diego will also hold a number of free swimming lessons and CPR demonstrations around the county. A full list can be found on the organization's website.