St. Petersburg Fire Rescue and the City of St. Petersburg Aquatics Department are partnering up to raise money to provide free swim lessons to children in need.

St. Petersburg Firefighters And Lifeguards Teamup With Car Wash Fundraiser, Providing Swimming Lessons For Children In Need

ST. PETERSBURG, FL. – St. Petersburg Fire Rescue and the City of St. Petersburg Aquatics Department are partnering up to raise money to provide free swim lessons to children in need.

“Together, we will host our Third Annual Firefighter and Lifeguard Car Wash Fundraiser. 100% of donations will go towards providing free swim lessons to qualifying children at any City of St. Petersburg pool,” said PIO Lt. Garth Swingle in a statement.

The car wash was will happen at the Northwest Pool, located at 2331 60th Street North St. Petersburg, on Saturday, February 5th, 2022 from 9 am until 12 pm.

St. Petersburg Fire Rescue and the City of St. Petersburg Aquatics Department are partnering up to raise money to provide free swim lessons to children in need.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in US children 1 to 4 years of age. In addition, drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional death among US children and adolescents 5 to 19 years of age.

Sadly state data shows, a record number of 98 children drowned in Florida throughout the span of the 2021 year. In order to fight these tragic statistics, we must work together as a community to prevent these tragedies from occurring.

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