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      August 25, 2012

      Saturday   9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

      5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr.
      Chicago, Illinois 60637

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      Make a Splash with Cullen Jones Tour

      Meet Olympic gold medalist Cullen Jones! The USA Swimming Foundation will bring its Make a Splash with Cullen Jones Tour presented by Phillips 66 to Chicago in August to educate kids, reach parents and community leaders, and spread the life-saving message of learn-to-swim. Three hundred kids from the Chicago area will receive a FREE swim lesson at the Washington Park Pool on Saturday, Aug. 25 to learn water safety and basic swimming skills. During the water safety fair, Cullen Jones, who nearly drowned at the age of five, will give a motivational speech, and then parents and kids will be able to visit with exhibitors about swim programs in the Chicago area, first responders and many more.

      Parents are encouraged to register their kids for one of two free, beginning swim lessons at Space for each session is limited to 150 kids/families. The first 100 registrants who participate in the lesson on Aug. 25 will receive a voucher for a full session of lessons at one of several local Chicago learn-to-swim organizations.

      In the metro Chicago area, 10 children have drowned since June 14, according to data collected by doctors at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Each year, more than 3,400 people drown in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and more than one in five fatal drowning victims are children younger than 14. In fact, 60-70 percent of African-American and Hispanic children cannot swim, according to a national research study by USA Swimming and the University of Memphis.

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Kids & Family | Outdoors & Recreation | Sports

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