Show-Me Water Safety Event to be Offered on June 24 at Wildcat Park

(Joplin, MO) – A focused effort to teach water safety and drowning prevention to children ages five through 12 has been developed by a group of community organizations. The Show-Me Water Safety Event encourages children to learn important life skills when they are around or in water and helps educate parents about these areas.

This event offers water safety stations covering information about:

  • Safety measures to take when around water
  • Safety tips and swimming in water
  • Staying healthy on the water
  • Boating safety
  • Emergencies and First Aid

Children, ages five to 12, and parents will go through each topic’s station and receive instructions and details about each area. They will then get into the water to practice their new skills. During the program, all kids will be weighed and fitted for a free U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket. All children attending the event need to wear swimwear to properly go through the program.

There are two upcoming events that are open for registration.

  • Session 1: June 24 at Wildcat Park @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (50 spots)
  • Session 2: June 24 at Wildcat Park @ 2:00 – 4:00 pm (50 spots)

Spots are limited for these events, for more information about the Show-Me Water Safety Event, please click here or call 417.625.4750.

This water safety program is brought to you by the Joplin Family Y, Joplin Parks and Recreation, Joplin Fire Department, Redings Mill Fire Protection District, Wildcat Glades Nature Group, Missouri Department of Conservation, Southwest Missouri Bank, The Alliance of Southwest Missouri, and Missouri Southern State University.


Lynn Iliff Onstot, Public Information Officer
City of Joplin
417.624.0820, ext. 204

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