Children's Services Council


MEDIA ADVISORY: March 30 at 10 a.m. - Water Safety Event/Launch of Swim Season in PBC

Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County
March 28, 2017


April 1 marks the beginning of swim season in Palm Beach County.

To highlight water safety, WaterSmart Palm Beach County will hold a major event at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, at the DeVos-Blum Family YMCA of Boynton Beach, 9600 S. Military Trail, Boynton Beach.

Among the highlights:

  • The Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County and the YMCA of South Palm Beach County will announce the availability of free/reduced-cost swim lessons in Palm Beach County. The efforts of the two agencies will result in more swim lessons than ever for Palm Beach County families and groups who otherwise could not afford them.
  • Two Palm Beach County lifeguards will be honored for valor in the line of duty.
  • A woman who lost her great-grandson to drowning will speak about the importance of water safety.

WaterSmart Palm Beach County is a group dedicated to water safety that is comprised of more than 20 Palm Beach County organizations, including the YMCA of South Palm Beach County, the Drowning Prevention Coalition, Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, pool operators, first responders and child safety advocates.

Directions: The YMCA of Boynton Beach is located at the northeast corner of South Military Trail and Old Boynton Beach Road.

If you have any questions, please contact Jon Burstein, communications specialist with Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, at 561.374.7616 (office), 561.703.2192 (cell) or


Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County is an independent special district established by Palm Beach County voters in 1986 and reauthorized in 2014. The Council provides leadership, funding, services and research on behalf of the county’s children so they grow up healthy, safe and strong. To learn more, please visit or contact Shana Cooper, public information officer, at or 561.740.7000 ext. 2170.



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