RCC CELEBRATES WATER SAFETY MONTH

Summer Aquatics Registration for Reston Patrons Begins May 1
Apr 30, 2018

RCC CELEBRATES NATIONAL WATER SAFETY MONTH (PDF)

water safety at RCCRESTON, VA – Reston Community Center will celebrate National Water Safety Month in May with a month-long campaign to increase water safety awareness in the Reston community. RCC joins thousands of organizations across the country in this national effort to help prevent drowning and water-related illness and injuries.  

As a measure of RCC’s commitment to water safety, free beginning swimming classes are offered to Reston residents and children of Reston employees every summer. Level 1-2 Learn-to-Swim classes for children ages 6-12 are free for Reston patrons during July and August. Summer registration opens Monday, May 1 at 9:00 a.m. for Reston patrons; early registration is encouraged as classes fill quickly. 

RCC also works with Reston Association to offer a Drowning Education Awareness Program (DEAP) throughout the year. DEAP offers two land-based water safety awareness programs for youth and civic organizations; classes are free for Reston residents and employees.

In addition to water safety programs, RCC will observe National Water Safety Month with free coloring/activity booklets, a water safety pledge and a public campaign promoting water safety.   

“Reston has always had a proud tradition of swimming and many pool choices,” said Matt McCall, RCC’s Aquatics Director. “But part of our mission here at RCC is to get everyone safe near all water, including Reston’s lakes.”

To continue that mission, RCC’s Aquatics Department has been offering free CPR classes in Reston neighborhoods. Nearly two dozen residents recently took part in a workshop at Cedar Ridge Community Center.

For more information on Water Safety Month activities, please stop by the Aquatics Service Desk at RCC Hunters Woods, or call 703-390-6150. 

National Water Safety Month

National Water Safety Month is a joint effort of the American Red Cross, The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, the National Recreation and Park Association and the World Waterpark Association. The event is celebrated by these organizations, participants, sponsors and thousands of aquatics facilities and professionals through educational programs, public service announcements, governmental proclamations, dealer and aquatics business promotions, and the distribution of water-safety-themed materials, aimed primarily at the public, and designed to help prevent drowning and water-related illness and injuries. For more information, visit www.nationalwatersafetymonth.org

 About Reston Community Center
Each year RCC offers more than 2,000 positive, self-development experiences that enhance the quality of life for all people living and working in Reston. RCC provides a wide range of programs in arts, aquatics, enrichment, fitness and lifelong learning. We also create and sustain community traditions through special events, outreach activities and facility rentals. To find the programs or events that are right for you, visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com or call 703-476-4500.

 

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 Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. For further information, contact Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500, TTY 711, or visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com. Reston Community Center is located at 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191. Reston Community Center is completely accessible to persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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