Public service announcement

To mark National Drowning Prevention Week, taking place from July 16-22, the Town of Milton will offer free Swim to Survive lessons in an effort to raise water safety awareness.

National Drowning Prevention Week is organized annually by the Lifesaving Society and promotes the importance of practicing safe water habits. 

Family Swim to Survive

Residents can register for free 30-minute Swim to Survive lessons aimed at helping inexperienced and new swimmers feel more confident around water. The lessons will follow the Swim to Survive guidelines. Registration is required. Participants can register here.

  • July 17 and July 19 (multiple sessions from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
  • Location:  Rotary Park Pool

Lifesaving competition

A free competition opened to past participants of the Town’s lifesaving programs, including Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, and Bronze Cross. The competition will serve as a refresher on how lifesavers can keep themselves and others safe in water environments. Participants will face rescue simulations where they will need to put their past training to practice. Interested residents can register here.

  • July 21, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Location: Rotary Park Pool

Be sure to follow the Town’s Facebook and Twitter accounts for more drowning prevention and water safety tips. To find more information about National Drowning Prevention Week, visit our swimming page.

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For media inquiries, please contact: 

Diane Medeiros
Communications Advisor
Email Communications Staff