The Office of Policy & Management/Connecticut Keep Kids Safe Grant Program, and Channel 3 Kids Camp will offer a FREE Water Safety Instruction and Drowning Prevention Program to the public beginning August 3, 2015.
This program is open to children ages 3 - 14.
There is a $10 registration fee.
Participants will be able to choose from four schedules:
Monday/Wednesdays - 4:00pm or 5:00pm
Tuesday/Thursdays - 4:00pm or 5:00pm
* Classes are 40 minutes long and held in Camp pool.
* Program will run for four weeks, 8 sessions total
* Curriculum will focus on water safety
Please contact Alycia Williams, Director of Programs for registration information.
Summer is just around the corner and that means swimming!
Channel 3 Kids Camp wants everyone to have a safe and fun summer. Whether swimming in a pool, playing by a river or riding waves in the ocean there are important rules to follow.
WATER SAFETY MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU TEACH YOUR CHILD.
Only swim in designated swim areas.
Teach children water safety and swimming skills as early as possible.
Never leave a young child unattended near water and do not trust a child’s life to another child; teach children to always ask permission to go near water.
Don’t think you’ll hear a child who’s in trouble in the water; child drowning is a silent death, with no splashing to alert anyone that the child is in trouble.
Even if you do not plan on swimming, be cautious around natural bodies of water including ocean shoreline, rivers and lakes. Cold temperatures, currents and underwater hazards can make a fall into these bodies of water dangerous.
Install and use barriers around your home pool or hot tub. Safety covers and pool alarms should be added as additional layers of protection.
Actively supervise kids whenever around the water—even if lifeguards are present.
Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings to avoid entrapments.
Never swim alone, always use a buddy system.
Always have a phone nearby and in an emergency call 911.
Follow these swimSMART rules and have a safe and fun summer!