City Proclaims May as National Drowning Prevention & Water Safety Month
The City of Summit and SFAC proclaimed the month of May as National Drowning Prevention and Water Safety Month during the Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Common Council Meeting. This month-long campaign is designed to help prevent drowning and water-related illnesses and injuries.
With the opening of the SFAC, private pools, water parks, and other open bodies of water this Memorial Day Weekend, it is critical to ensure safer water practices are promoted for residents of all ages.
In 2016, the SFAC received the Community Lifesaver Award from the National Drowning Prevention Alliance for its educational campaigns, “I’m watching your child, you should be too,” Shark Diddy TV, Splash & Learn, and its free life jacket rental and swim test programs. In 2017, the SFAC is proud to again join this National Campaign to promote water safety awareness. Summit residents and SFAC members will be provided with water safety tips throughout the summer with several new educational programs and events including The World’s Largest Swim Lesson on June 22.
Presenting the 2017 National Drowning Prevention and Water Safety Month Proclamation was SFAC icon, Shark Diddy along with Nora Radest, Mayor of Summit, NJ.
For more information on National Drowning Prevention and Water Safety Month in Summit, visit summitcommunityprograms.com.