Water Safety Reminders from Erie Parks & Recreation

Water Safety Reminders from Erie Parks & Recreation


Swimming is one of life's great pleasures. It offers many health and fitness benefits, cools you off in the summer, and provides a great opportunity to socialize with family and friends. Erie Parks & Recreation Department wants to make sure you and yours stay safe in the water this summer.

  1. Sign up for Swim Lessons: The best thing anyone can do to stay safe in and around the water is to learn to swim!  This includes both adults and children. 

  2. Never Swim Alone: Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone. Even at a public pool or a lifeguarded beach, use the buddy system!

  3. Follow the Rules: Follow posted safety rules and warnings. Teach kids that being safe in and around the water is a personal responsibility - yours and theirs.

  4. Watch your Children: Parents are the first line of defense in keeping kids safe in the water. Never leave children unattended near water, not even for a minute. If your child's in the water, you should be too! 


Want more information on swim lessons?  View available programs and their descriptions in the Summer Program Guide or visit us at the Erie Community Center.


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