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Florida Keys Drowning Prevention Campaign

By Alison Morales Kerr

July 14, 2016

For most of the year, Keys residents experience some of the best weather in our nation.  This means that more people here are getting into the water.  Swimming pools and the ocean are great ways to cool off.  Although playing, relaxing, and exercising in the water are enjoyable, water-related injuries and illnesses can happen year-round. 

Waterproof Florida, a Florida Department of Health injury prevention initiative, encourages layers of protection that include supervision, barriers and emergency preparedness. You can learn about the layers on the WaterproofFL website.

In Monroe County, swim lessons are offered by the following groups:

-       Florida Keys Community College, Key West

  • (305) 809-3562

-       Founders Park, Islamorada

  • (305) 393-2513

-       Jacobs Aquatic Center, Key Largo

  • (305) 453-SWIM

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