April Pool’s Day scheduled in Apache Junction

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The Superstition Fire and Medical District, Apache Junction Parks and Recreation and the Apache Junction Police Department are teaming up once again to hold the annual April Pool’s Day water safety event Saturday, April 27 at the Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center.

The water safety instructors, lifeguards and a variety of vendors will be on hand to teach families about the importance of being safe in, on and around the water.

Drowning is silent and can happen in a matter of seconds, a press release states. Learn how to prevent water related incidents from happening whether at an aquatics facility or in a  backyard.

The whole family can learn about home pool safety, boating safety and CPR. There will be mini swim lesson, bounce house, raffles and much more.

Swim Instructors will also be there from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to evaluate a child’s swimming skills so that they can be registered in the proper level for swim lessons this summer.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office will be on hand to teach participants about lifejacket and boating safety. There will be free lunch, provided by the AJ Mounted Rangers.

Wrist banding will begin at 9:30 a.m. All participants must have a wristband by 10:30 a.m. to participate in the free swim and free lunch.

Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center is at 1091 W. Southern Ave.

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