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Summer swim lessons and CPR training

Post Date:06/23/2017 1:14 PM

For Immediate Release

Contact: Amy Bolton, Public Information Officer       
Office:  623-882-7053
amy.bolton@goodyearaz.gov 



Summer swim lessons and CPR training

CPR and First Aid
July 11; August 15
6 – 9 p.m.
Cost: $28

Swim Lessons
July 3 – July 14; July 17 – July 28
Morning and evening sessions available

Cost: $40 for residents; $50 for non-residents

Goodyear, Ariz. (June 23, 2017) – According to Centers for Disease Control, about one in five people who die from drowning are children younger than 14 years old; and children ages 1 to 4 have the highest drowning rates with most occurring in home swimming pools. 

Taking part in formal swimming lessons reduces the risk of drowning. When a drowning does occur, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) performed by bystanders has been shown to save lives and improve outcomes of the victims. The more quickly CPR is started, the better the chance of improved outcomes.

To help ensure a safe summer, the city of Goodyear offers swimming lessons and CPR certification classes. Swimming lessons for all ages are held at Goodyear Community Pool, 430 E. Loma Linda Blvd. Certified instructors teach the American Red Cross ‘Learn to Swim’ program. The cost for lessons is $40 for Goodyear residents and $50 for non-residents. Classes are offered in the morning and evening starting July 3 – July 14 and July 17 – July 28. Lessons typically last 30 minutes for each session over the two-week period.

The city’s CPR class, open to anyone age 16 years and older, provides a two-year certification that meets OSHA and state childcare licensing requirements. The class is offered Tuesday, July 11 and Tuesday, Aug. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. The fee for the class is $28 and pre-registration is required.

For more information and to sign up for classes, call the city of Goodyear Recreation Office at 623-882-7525 or visit www.goodyearaz.gov/rec.

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About Goodyear
As one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, the city of Goodyear is poised to rapidly add to the current population of 78,189. Set in the West Valley of metropolitan Phoenix, the city encompasses 191 square miles. Home to a strong, educated and skilled workforce, Goodyear is well-positioned for growth. Featuring an ideal location, major transportation corridors – Interstate 10 and State Route 303 – reliable infrastructure, abundant land and a low cost of living, Goodyear has already attracted many major employers including Amazon, REI, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Macy’s, Subzero and the Michael Lewis Company. As the spring training home of Major League Baseball’s Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians, fans from across the country flock to catch the exciting action at Goodyear Ballpark. A thriving healthcare corridor, anchored by Abrazo West Hospital and Cancer Treatment Centers of America, serves not only the community but the entire region. Supported by a strong median household income of $69,078 and a median age of 36.7 years, the diverse retail, dining and recreation options offer residents choices to enjoy and support the local community. According to the most recent satisfaction survey, 93% of residents rate Goodyear as a good/excellent place to live. www.GoodyearAZ.gov

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