HOUSTON – May 21, 2018 – Harris County Precinct One is partnering with Spring ISD to offer free swim lessons for children at Westfield and Dekaney high school pools this summer.
Two class sessions are being held, with session one June 4-28 and session two July 2-26. Participating children ages 6-17 will receive two 30-minute lessons per week for four weeks.
“Tragically, drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death among youth in Harris County and across the country,” Precinct One Commissioner Rodney Ellis said. “Learning how to swim is an essential life skill. We want all of our Spring ISD students to learn about water safety and how to swim. This vital training could very well save a life one day.”
To enroll their children in the swim classes, parents should register online or visit www.hcp1.net. On the Precinct One homepage, under the information tab, please click on helpful links to access the Harris County Aquatic Program Youth Application. Once received, parents will be sent a confirmation email that includes a user ID and password that will later be used for class selection.
“We’re excited to open up our pools this summer for swim lessons,” said Spring ISD Superintendent Dr. Rodney E. Watson. “We’re grateful for our partnership with Precinct One and the support from Commissioner Ellis in bringing this program to our youth. Learning how to swim is a skill that will benefit our students throughout their lives.”
For more information about the program, please call 713-748-7333.
Other program sponsors include the USA Swimming Foundation’s Make-A-Splash Program, Harris County Community Services Department, America’s Promise, Aldine Independent School District and the Houston Independent School District.