One adult should be watching children in the pool or spa at all times. Even if there's a lifeguard. Even if the kids can swim. Pledge to use the Water Watchdog system to divide supervision responsibilities; pass on the Watchdog tags when you're ready to switch.
Abbey's Hope Brings World's Largest Swimming Lesson to North Minneapolis
12-12:45 p.m., Friday, June 24
North Commons Water Park, 1701 Golden Valley Rd., Minneapolis MN 55411
Event is free and open to the public
Free waterpark admission for the day for all swimming lesson attendees
About Abbey’s Hope:
Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation is a Minnesota nonprofit organization named after Abbey Taylor, the Edina, Minn., 6-year-old who died in 2008 as a result of injuries sustained from an improperly maintained pool drain cover. The foundation’s goals are to promote awareness and education related to child safety issues, work with the pool and spa industry to improve products and standards, and help educate parents, children and pool and spa manufacturers about the prevention of entrapment and traditional forms of drowning.
Find out more about Abbey’s Hope at abbeyshope.org.
About Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is an independent, semi-autonomous body responsible for the Minneapolis park system. With 251 park properties totaling 6,790 acres of land and water, the Park Board provides places and recreation opportunities for all people to gather and engage in activities that promote health, well-being, community and the environment. More than 21 million annual visits are made to the nationally acclaimed park system. Its Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, neighborhood parks, recreation centers and diversified programming have made the park system an important component of what makes Minneapolis a great place to live, play and work. The Minneapolis Park Board is proud to have been named the number one park system in America by the Trust for Public Land for four years in a row. Learn more at http://www.minneapolisparks.org.