TMC HealthCare, Pima County will provide 800 free swim lessons for children

Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation and the TMC Vest It UP! program have come together to offer 800 free swim lessons to children at three Pima County locations. In addition, every child participating will receive a free lifejacket.

Funded by the TMC Foundation and the Children’s Miracle Network, the free swim lessons are part of an overall water safety effort to teach children proper swimming techniques and how to be safe in and around water.

The focus of the collaboration is prevention.

“Drowning is 100 percent preventable. Offering free swimming lessons to the community is critically important to reducing the risk of a future drowning,” said Grant Bourguet, program manager at Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation.

The partnership provides families, especially those who are economically disadvantaged, with a free opportunity for their children to acquire this important lifelong skill.

Registration for June lessons begins Tuesday, May 10, at 6 a.m. Registration for July lessons begins Tuesday, June 14, at 6 a.m.

For more information and to register for swim lessons: www.pima.gov/swimlessons or call 520-724-5171.

Swim lesson locations:

Kino Pool
2805 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, Arizona 85713

Los Niños Pool
5432 S. Bryant Ave.
Tucson Arizona 85706

Flowing Wells Pool
4545 N. La Cholla Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona 85705