Are you ready for swimming season?
The City of Leesburg will host Water Safety Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Venetian Gardens Pool, 201 E. Dixie Ave. The free event coordinated with the Lake County Health Department, local fire departments, Lake Emergency Medical Services and Swimming for Life! will provide pool and boating safety lessons, water rescue and CPR demonstrations, a free open-swim session and door prizes.
A mock water rescue will be at 11 a.m. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will provide life-jacket fittings and boating safety tips.
The Leesburg Parks and Recreation Department will offer registration for two-week swim lessons to be held in June and July (see attached information sheet). Classes are available for all ages and swimming abilities. Parents or legal guardians must swim with children younger than three.
To register for city swim classes on May 18, children must be present and prepared to demonstrate any swimming ability in the pool. The registration fee of $25 also is required.
Water Safety Day is open to the public. Children 18 and younger must be accompanied to the event by an adult. For more information, call (352) 728-9885.
Leesburg is a progressive city of more than 20,000 residents in northwest Lake County. The city government serves twice as many people with its electric, gas, water, wastewater and fiber-optic public utilities. Leesburg also is a central hub for commerce, attracting 50,000 people to work each weekday.