3 water safety resources to help keep your family safe

3 water safety resources to help keep your family safe

As we approach summer, it is vital to keep your family safe when enjoying water-related activities. As Water Safety Month comes to a close, the City of College Station’s Aquatics Division reminds you to be careful around swimming pools, ponds, rivers, lakes, and oceans. Here are a few resources to help keep your family safe this season. Continue reading 3 water safety resources to help keep your family safe

Podcast: Bridget Russell, College Station’s Pool Shark

Podcast: Bridget Russell, College Station’s Pool Shark

May is Water Safety Month, which obviously highlights the importance of knowing how to swim and how to watch family and friends when at the lake or at the pool. In this podcast, College Station Pools Supervisor Bridget Russell talks about the challenges she and her staff face, how they’re not to be considered babysitters, and how you can stay safe this summer. Continue reading Podcast: Bridget Russell, College Station’s Pool Shark

Podcast: Heart of local aquatics moves on after 30 years

Podcast: Heart of local aquatics moves on after 30 years

This edition of the podcast is one where our guest is being interviewed for the very first time — but we’re actually saying goodbye. Vera Solis served as College Station’s pools supervisor for 30 years. In this interview — recorded on her next to last day with the city — Vera talked about how she approached the profession, her legacy, where College Station could use another pool, and what her next adventure is all about. Continue reading Podcast: Heart of local aquatics moves on after 30 years

What could be more rewarding than being a life saver?

What could be more rewarding than being a life saver?

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By Vera Solis, Aquatics Supervisor

For many of us, summers are a time to swim and enjoy the water. For me, it’s about making sure our local pools are safe places for our residents, visitors, and their families to relax and have fun.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10 people – including two children – drown every day. For every child who drowns, five more are taken to emergency rooms for related injuries. With drowning being among the leading causes of preventable death, knowing how to swim is imperative.

At College Station’s municipal pools, your safety is in the capable hands of our trained lifeguards.

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