Posted on: June 11, 2015

The City of Laurel Parks & Recreation Department promotes that children and adults alike learn to swim as an introduction to the activity of swimming, but more importantly we believe all children/adults need to learn to be safe in the water. Swim Lessons are being offered Monday through Friday at the Oak Park Pool beginning June 15. Cost is $2.00 per lesson. Drowning is the nation’s second leading cause of accidental death for children under 14. Enrollment in swim lessons in the best thing parents can do to prevent drowning. Children enrolled in formal swimming lessons had an 88% reduced risk of drowning. One effort to raise awareness about drowning is to spread the need for water safety education. Research shows that children who learn water safety skills also reap benefits in overall cognitive, physical and emotional development…and it may also save their lives. For more information, please contact the Parks & Recreation at 601.428.6452.