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The Miami-Dade County Emergency Operations Center has been activated and is closely monitoring Erika. For any updates about County facilities and services, please visit: http://www.miamidade.gov/emergency

Learn-to-Swim

Learn to Swim
Boys and girls are taught to swim by certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. Various levels of courses are offered for children and adults, plus Parent & Tots (ages 2-5). 

Interested in a Learn-to-Swim Scholarship? Visit your local pool to apply. Program runs during the summer months.

Want to help keep kids safe in and around the water? Become a Learn-to-Swim donor. Contact The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade.

Miami-Dade Parks welcomes children and adults with disabilities in its swimming programs. If you need accommodation to participate, call 305-755-7848 (V/TDD).

Pool Safety PSA

Water Safety Tips

Water Safety Tips from our friends at the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF)

  • Teach children water safety and swimming skills as early as possible.
  • Always brief babysitters on water safety, emphasizing the need for constant supervision.
  • Appoint a “designated watcher” to monitor children during social gatherings at or near pools.
  • Equip doors and windows that exit to a pool area with alarms.
  • Install a poolside phone, preferably a cordless model, with emergency numbers programmed into speed-dial.
  • Post CPR instructions and learn the procedures.
  • Keep rescue equipment poolside. Don’t wait for the paramedics to arrive because you will lose valuable life-saving seconds. Four to six minutes without oxygen can cause permanent brain damage or death.
  • Keep a first aid kit at poolside.

Check your pool for electrical problems

Summer’s almost here and now is the time to have your pool checked by an electrician. Swimming safety isn’t just about knowing how to swim, it includes ensuring your pool is safe.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and the American Red Cross together are recommending electrical inspections for all public and private pools, especially older pools. Take precautions now to ensure your pool doesn’t pose a risk for electrocution.

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