Columbus Aquatics Center hold inaugural Water & Awareness day - WRBL

Columbus Aquatics Center hold inaugural Water & Awareness day

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COLUMBUS, Ga. -     With school out and the summer finally here, families are preparing to head to lakes, beaches and other vacation sites. To make sure people are safe, the Columbus Aquatics center held their inaugural "Water & Awareness Day,"  to teach families how to be cautious while swimming. Officials say it is essential to make sure your children are back in the swing of things before they take their first dive.

    "Keep introducing your children to the water every year because through the winter break and through the school year they are not as active in water play as we are with our children in the summer," said, Beth Sloss, a parent.

    Sue Lopez, Marketing Director of the Aquatics Center,  says everyone should realize how defenseless you can be while submerged in water. "the community needs to be aware of how powerful the water is and strong we need to be as personal swimmers because the water will always win, so it's important that you keep practicing and practicing," said Lopez.

    "Always be aware of your surroundings and if someone needs help make sure that you ask for help, call for the police, get a
partner, do not ever enter the water by yourself, do not ever put yourself in danger. it's better to have safety for one person, then that person can create safety for two," said Lopez.

The Aquatics center is planning to have the next Water & Awareness day in the fall.

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