ORLANDO (CityofOrlando.net) – On Monday, July 7, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer worked along with local parents and City of Orlando American Red Cross certified lifeguards to teach water safety and drowning prevention techniques to preschool children ages 3-5 as part of the City’s Families Parks and Recreation’s Aquatics program.
Mayor Dyer helped the children at the Dr. James R. Smith Neighborhood Center practice water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating and underwater exploration.
The Aquatics program is a service the City provides at eight different pool sites every summer at a low-cost for both residents and non-residents. The program offers swimming lessons to children ages six months to 17 years of age.
Following the lessons with the children, Mayor Dyer participated in a water fitness class.