Water Safety Event

Water Safety Event 

May 11, 2024

Make a difference in YOUR community and learn ways to stay safe while playing in and around the water. Your local event will help us achieve our aim of preventing water-related injuries and fatalities. Whether swimming in a backyard pool, lake, pond, or river, every resident should know the essentials of water safety in an effort to reduce drownings.

2024 Water Safety Campaigns

Newington Parks and Recreation
Dates: 6/13/24 & 6/14/24
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: 123 Garfield Street, Newington, CT 06111 (Mill Pond Park, Newington)
Windham Recreation Department
Dates: 5/20/24
Time: 4:30-6:00pm
Location:  1 Jillson Square Windham, CT 06226 (Windham Recreation Center)
Windsor Recreation Services
Dates: 7/12/2024
Time: 8:15pm-10pm
Location: 1 Mills Road, Windsor, CT 06095


Water Safety Handbook

Water Safety Workbook

Red Cross Longfellow's Whale Tales Video

Social Media Toolkit

CRPA Making Splash on Your Behalf!

WNPR - Where We Live
June 13, 2022 - CRPA Executive Director, Valerie Stolfi Collins, & Aquatics Co-Chair, Bailey Dailey, talk about water safety and the national lifeguard shortage and how it is effecting Connecticut.  You can listen here

Water Safety Day at the Capitol:
May 8, 2019 - CRPA was at the Capitol for Water Safety Awareness Day showcasing what we are doing to promote water safety and how our members are a leading source of drowning prevention in communities across the state:

Click the link below to view a video from the event!

Click the link below to see Fox61's coverage of Water Safety Day: