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Events to teach water safety to children

Thursday, July 16, 2015 by Nora Ankrum

The Austin Police Department is joining with nonprofit Colin’s Hope to host two swim safety events for kids this month. Lifeguards from the Parks and Recreation Department will be on hand to teach children how to safely participate in water activities, how to prevent accidents and what to do in emergency situations. According to an announcement from the city of Austin, at least 43 children in Texas have died in drowning accidents this year. Drowning prevention and water safety are the primary focus of the events, which will take place at the Montopolis Recreation Center, 1200 Montopolis Drive. Sessions are scheduled for this week, Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon, and next week, Tuesday, July 21, 1 to 3 p.m.

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