'Operation Splash' Raises Awareness To Water Safety This Summer

(FOX 11 / CNS) Kaiser Permanente Southern California will begin "Operation Splash'' by celebrating Special Olympics and presenting the city's Department of Recreation and Parks Aquatics Division with a $240,000 grant for swim lessons for children at city pools.

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Operation Splash: This partnership with seven cities across Southern California promotes water safety and encourages physical activity. Operation Splash provides free swim lessons, open swim passes and junior lifeguard training for low-income community members, as well as a healthy beverage awareness campaign.

Both Kaiser Permanente and the Special Olympics recognize the health benefits to children and adults who are physically active.

For more information on Operation Splash: http://laparks.org/dos/aquatic/learn.htm

(Source: Kaiser Permanente Southern California)

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