Water Safety Event

Water Safety Event 

May 13, 2022 - June 18, 2022

With cancellations of public pool openings  and reduced swim lesson capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic, many families missed opportunities to educate their families about water safety. 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.

May 13, 2022 - Carrigan Pool - 2 Tetlow St, West Haven CT - 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Contact: West Haven Parks & Recreation - 203-937-3651 - [email protected]

Pre-Registration Required:


May 18, 2022 - Waterford Community Center - 24 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford CT - 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Contact: Town of Waterford - 860-444-5881 - [email protected]


June 18, 2022 - Marcy MacDonald Pool - 110 Cedar St, Manchester CT - 4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Contact: Manchester Department of Leisure, Family & Recreation - 860-647-3139 - [email protected]


July 22, 2022 - Goslee Pool - 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT - 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Contact: Rich Henderson, Assistant Recreation Director, Town of Windsor - 860-285-1993 

[email protected]


Check Back Soon for More Information on Other Event Locations


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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: