May 10, 2011

Water Safety Week Activities at NMU

MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University Recreational Sports along with the American Red Cross will host water safety activities during Water Safety Week. The City of Marquette Waterfront Safety Task Force has designated May 16-19 as water safety week. Water safety courses, swim lessons, a rescue demonstration and a CPR course are scheduled inside the Physical Education Instructional Facility (PEIF).

A free basic water safety course will be offered on Monday (May 16) from 6-8:30 p.m. in PEIF 140. Youth group swimming lessons also begin on Monday. The two-week lessons are $20 and offer two levels of instruction from 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Call to sign up.

Water safety for middle school and high school students will be held on Tuesday (May 17). Participants will learn safe swimming areas, rip current safety and basic water safety. This class is free and takes place from 3-5 p.m. in PEIF 140 and in the PEIF pool.

The City of Marquette Fire Department will hold water rescue demonstrations on Wednesday (May 18) from 7-8 p.m. in the PEIF pool. All ages are encouraged to attend to free event.

The basic water safety course will be offered again on Thursday (May 19) from 6-8:30 p.m. in PEIF 242. Youth have the opportunity to learn about America Red Cross Whales Tales Safety in the PEIF pool from 6-7:30 p.m. The American Red Cross will also offer a hands-only CPR course from 5:30-8 p.m. in PEIF 140.

You must pre-register for all the events except the rescue demonstration. For more information and to register please call NMU Rec Sports at 906-227-2519.

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Prepared By
Calvin Larson
Sports Information
906-227-2105