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June is Water Safety Month
As a proud partner of the Kern County Water Safety Coalition, First 5 Kern encourages all community members and organizations, this month and throughout the year, to practice water safety with children of all ages.
Drowning was the leading cause of accidental death among Kern County children under age 6 and the second leading cause of injury-related death among children in California. Between 2008 and 2010, 18 Kern County children lost their lives to accidental drowning. Even a near-drowning incident can have lifelong consequences. Children who survive a near-drowning may have irreversible brain damage after 4 to 6 minutes under water.
And it's never too early to sign your baby or preschooler for swim lessons. Make A Splash, a swim program of the Bakersfield Parks and Recreation Department and funded by First 5 Kern, offers $5 swim lessons for children ages 0-5 and their parents at all city pools during session 3 - July 15-25 and session 4 - July 29-August 8. Parent classes will be offered at the same time their child is in the water.
For more information, contact Make A Splash at (661) 852-7430 or www.bakersfieldswim.us