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Pima County and Tucson Medical Center are offering 800 free swim lessons to children at three Pima County pools.

The free lessons will be available at:

  • Kino Pool, 2805 E. Ajo Way
  • Los Niños Pool, 5432 S. Bryant Ave.
  • Flowing Wells Pool, 4545 N. La Cholla Blvd.

The lessons are part of an overall water safety effort to teach children proper swimming techniques and how to be safe in and around water.

Registration for June lessons begins at 6 a.m., Tuesday. July registration begins at 6 a.m., June 15.

Register at pima.gov/swimlessons or (520) 724-5171.

“Drowning is 100 percent preventable. Offering free swimming lessons to the community is critically important to reducing the risk of a future drowning,” said Grant Bourguet, program manager at Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation.

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