Seattle Parks and Recreation observes April Pools Day; help make summertime safer – come to an event at your nearby pool!

In 2010, 13 people drowned in King County. We all know that wearing life jackets, learning about hypothermia, and learning CPR save lives. Seattle Parks and Recreation will join many other public and private swimming facilities throughout Washington to celebrate the 19th Annual April Pools Day on Saturday, April 21, 2012.

More than 25 facilities throughout the state are working together to help families prepare for a safe summer by hosting free events that offer water safety tips and activities.

Participants of all ages will have the opportunity to learn hands-on water safety techniques, both in and out of the water. Activities may include practicing wearing and using life jackets, learning about hypothermia, practicing reaching and throwing rescues, and learning about CPR. Participants can enter a drawing for a free Mustang life jacket and other prizes.

Don’t miss this chance to get ready for fishing and boating season by participating in April Pools Day at your local Seattle Parks and Recreation swimming pool. Learn and have fun together as a family!

Please call individual pools for specific activities, as they vary.

Ballard Pool, Saturday, April 21, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
1471 NW 67th
Seattle, WA 98117

Evans Pool, Saturday, April 21, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
7201 E Green Lake Dr. N
Seattle, WA 98115

Helene Madison Pool, Sunday, April 22, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
13401 Meridian Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98133

Meadowbrook Pool, Saturday, April 21, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
10517 – 35th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98125

Medgar Evers Pool, Saturday, April 21, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
500 23rd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98112

Queen Anne Pool, Saturday, April 21, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
1920 1st Ave. W
Seattle, WA 98119

Southwest Pool, Saturday, April 21, 10:30 a.m. – Noon
2801 SW Thistle St.
Seattle, WA 98126