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April Pools Day

April Pools Day is an annual event whereby children and families may go to a local pool and learn valuable water safety skills and knowledge. A variety of water activities and games make this event non-stop fun for everyone!

April Pools Day is Saturday, April 19, 2014. Some pools may hold their April Pools Day event on a different day.

Learn more about April Pools Day planning and promotion.

Low-Cost Life Jacket Sale at Green Lake

Have fun and be safe around the water. Come to Green Lake in Seattle for custom-fit life jackets for the whole family. This program is in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, Coast Guard Auxiliary and Mustang Survival.

  • When: Saturdays April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19 and August 16, 2014, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: Outside Green Lake Pool, 7201 E Green Lake Dr. N, Seattle, WA 98115
  • Cost:
    • $20 for infant and youth sizes (up to 90 pounds) – all styles
    • $30 for teen and adult sizes – all styles
  • Sizes available: infant to XXXL. The person for whom the jacket is being purchased must be present for proper fitting.
  • For more information, call Diane Jones, Seattle Parks, at 206-684-7440, or email her.

Summer Splash-Tacular

This statewide water safety event is for families, children and all those that want to be safe and prepared when at beaches and outdoor water facilities and on open water. Whereas April Pools Day is for swimming pool facilities, Summer Splash-Tacular is for outdoor water facilities.

The next Summer Splash-Tacular is Saturday, July 13, 2013. Some facilities may hold their Summer Splash-Tacular event on a different day.

Learn more about Summer Splash-Tacular planning and promotion.

Spring 2014: Good Growing Newsletter

In This Issue

  • Cold Water Shock Can Quickly Cause Drowning
  • E-Cigs Are Addictive and Harmful
  • Bystanders Can Intervene to Stop Bullying

Download Spring 2014 (PDF)

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