Learn to swim and prevent drowning at Venetian Pool

By Maria Rosa Higgins Fallon….

Youngsters learn to swim at Venetian Pool.

Drowning is the leading cause of death among children ages 1-4 in Miami-Dade County. The most common site for a childhood drowning death is a residential swimming pool. Never leave a child unsupervised in or around water and always take the time to teach them how to swim to safety. The Venetian Aquatic Club, established in 1959, is offering swimming lessons and teaching water safety skills to children as well as adults.

Four-session classes for children are being offered this summer at the Venetian Pool, 2701 DeSoto Blvd., at 8:30, 9:10 and 9:50 a.m., Monday through Friday, until Aug. 5. Children must be at least 5 years of age. Three-session classes for adults are offered from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays, until Aug. 4. The members of the Venetian Aquatic Club are all American Red Cross volunteers. The fee per session for children and adult classes is $48.

For more information, contact the Venetian Pool at 305-460-5306.

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