April 1 is “April Pools Day” — the beginning of swim season in Palm Beach County. With it, the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County will begin offering vouchers for free or reduced-cost swim lessons at 19 pools throughout the county. The vouchers are up to a $50 value and are good for six to eight swim lessons for children ages 2-12 whose families otherwise might not be able to afford the lessons.
The voucher application will be online starting April 1 at www.pbcgov.org/dpc. The vouchers are on a first-come, first-served basis and will be available until funds run out.
Drowning Prevention Coalition manager Anna Stewart as well as a Children’s Services Council representative are available for on-camera interviews. To schedule interviews, please call 561-703-2192.
The Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County (DPC) is providing swim lessons to more children than ever because of the financial commitment of Children’s Services Council. A total of 2,376 children received swim lessons last summer through the DPC, up from 2,055 in summer 2017. The number of children getting swim lessons via DPC has increased more than four-fold since Children’s Services Council began allocating money specifically for swim lessons in 2015.
About the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County
The Drowning Prevention Coalition’s mission is to prevent drowning, near-drowning and other water-related incidents in Palm Beach County by educating residents on water safety and basic rescue techniques. Housed at Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, the organization is funded by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners and Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County.
About Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County
Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County?is a special-purpose government established by Palm Beach County voters in 1986 – providing leadership, funding, services and research on behalf of the county's children so they grow up healthy, safe and strong. For more information, go to www.cscpbc.org or contact Jon Burstein at 561-374-7616 or firstname.lastname@example.org