In recognition of May as National Water Safety Month, the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is hosting Water Safety Day from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at Black Mountain Aquatic Complex, 599 Greenway Rd. The free event focuses on educating parents, guardians and day care providers about the importance of child safety in and around the water. Those attending the event are also invited to enjoy open swim immediately following.
The event is free for all ages, but registration is recommended as space is limited. Register online at cityofhenderson.com/parks (activity 136000-00) or in person at any City of Henderson recreation center or indoor pool.
The event provides features information on how to safeguard a home, prevent accidents and injuries, and properly respond to emergencies. Demonstrations will basic water rescue, CPR/first aid, and water safety techniques. Aquatics staff will also discuss the City of Henderson’s Learn-to-Swim program and aquatic courses available for children and adults.
“We want to stress the importance of being proactive,” said Angela Summers, Aquatics supervisor, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “It’s better to take the appropriate safety measures today than to go through the heartbreak of a tragedy tomorrow.”
A limited number of certificates valid for free swimming lessons for children up through age 4 will be available to registered participants. Some restrictions may apply. For additional information, call 702-267-2980 .