How to splash and stay safe this summer

On a hot summer day, there is nothing better than a dip in the pool! With the onset of summer break, more kids are swimming and enjoying aquatic activities at the city-operated pools. The City of Mississauga operates 11 indoor pools that are open all year and seven outdoor pools that are open in the summer.
The City has an excellent history of ensuring safety around its pools and facilities. Mississauga’s community centres are fully-accessible and comply with the provincial health and safety standards. There are a variety of City-run learn-to-swim, aquatic and lifeguard training programs that residents can choose from. The City offers the Swim to Survive program in partnership with the Lifesaving Society and Tim Horton’s to students throughout the school year. Over 5,000 students in grades 3 and 6 participate in this program annually. All the city pools are supervised by highly-trained lifeguards and instructors.
While swimming is fun and has a lot of health benefits, it is important to be safe around water to avoid any preventable injuries. While swimming you must remember to:

·         Stay within arm’s reach of children
·         Wear a life jacket
·         Always swim with a buddy
To learn more about water safety, residents can come out and participate in a variety of fun activities at the Sauga Swim Safety Day event on July 18 at the Lions Club of Credit Valley Outdoor Pool  between 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Kids can enjoy a free swim and watch mock emergency demos.
To know more about our swimming programs, visit: