Summer Safety Splash Tour 2019Free Water Safety Events | April-July

The City of San Diego LogoThe City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department and the YMCA of San Diego County are proud to be collaborating on the inaugural Summer Safety Splash Tour 2019.

From April through July, the tour offers a series of four free community-based events in an effort to help spread water safety awareness and prevent drowning.

Keep Kids Safe Around Water

Prevent Drowning Foundation of San Diego LogoAccording to the Centers for Disease Control, drowning is currently the leading cause of accidental injury death for all children 1-14 years old, and the drowning rates for minority children are up to ten times higher than those of non-minority children.

As local leaders in aquatics and pool facilities, the City of San Diego and the YMCA of San Diego County both share the commitment to keep our communities' children safe around water.

“City pools will once again host thousands of children this summer and it is critical they possess the skills they need to be confident and safe in the water,” said Herman Parker, director of the City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department. “We are excited to partner with the Y to offer educational programming that is fun and can literally save the lives of children throughout San Diego.”


Event Schedule and Locations - Free and Open to the Public

Saturday, April 27

Cameron Family YMCA (Santee)
12:00pm – 4:00pm
10123 Riverwalk Drive
Santee, CA 92071
(619) 449-9622Directions


Saturday, May 25

Bud Kearns Pool (Near Balboa Park)
12:00pm – 4:00pm
2229 Morley Field Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 692-4920Directions


Saturday, June 29

Border View Family YMCA (Otay Mesa)
12:00pm – 4:00pm
3601 Arey Drive
San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 428-9622Directions


Saturday, July 27

Carmel Valley Pool
12:00pm – 4:00pm
3777 Townsgate Drive
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 552-1623Directions


Event Activities

Each event is free and open to the public, and will include:

  • A Variety of Fun and Interactive Booths
  • Free Sunscreen and Prizes
  • Recreational Swim Time
  • Tests for Water Competency
  • Life Jacket Safety
  • Games and Crafts
  • CPR Demos
  • And More!

Light refreshments will also be provided, as well as options to purchase food.

The YMCA Strengthens Our Community

“All children deserve access to water safety resources and events like these are great starting points to not only get kids comfortable in the water, but help them develop a love of swimming,” said Baron Herdelin-Doherty, President & CEO of the YMCA of San Diego County.

“Here locally our YMCAs teach 22,000 children water safety and swimming each year. Swim lessons and water safety are just a few of the ways the Y helps strengthen our communities and get kids ready for summer.”

Generous funding for the tour is provided by the Prevent Drowning Foundation and the YMCA.