Rep. Cummings to Host Water Safety Forum

Posted on May 6, 2019 by admin


With temperatures warming up and summer just around the corner, State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74) today announced she is bringing several local groups together to promote water safety and interest in Waterbury’s community pools and warm weather amenities.

As part of their Water Safety Month programming, the YMCA will showcase their efforts to educate and empower local youth, including demonstrating their free learn to swim program – the Safety Around Water – and other water safety programs which can be found at:

The City of Waterbury Bureau of Recreation and the Department of Public Works will also be participating and discussing their water safety initiatives available during the month of May. They will also provide important information, including where individuals can legally go swimming in Waterbury, where swimming is prohibited, which locations have life guards, as well as the locations and the planned hours of operation at the city’s three public pools.

The event will be held at the Greater Waterbury YMCA on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The YMCA is located at 136 W. Main St., Waterbury.

The event is free and open to the public.

“We all like to cool down on hot summer days, but it’s important to make sure we do it safely,” Rep. Cummings said. “The YMCA, Parks and Public Works Departments work diligently to make sure Waterbury’s swimming areas are safe, clean and ready and that their staff is prepared to assist city residents to have a great time all summer.” 

What: Water Safety Month Program

Where: Greater Waterbury YMCA, 136 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702

When: Saturday, May 11

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.