Do you know how to swim?

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – As the weather warms up, many of us will start enjoying the swimming season, but it’s important to stay safe when you’re in the water.

The Springfield Aquatics director Stacey Hildreth-Fortin held a “Learn to Swim Program” Tuesday night at Kiley Middle School.

Approximately 10 people drown somewhere in the United States every day, and 2 out of 10 victims are children younger than 14.

Hildreth-Fortin told 22News, “Normally water can be dangerous and kids or anyone tend to panic when they’re not comfortable in the water, so making sure that you know how to swim and how to take care of yourself and other people.”

Tuesday night’s session was the 3rd held this year. Children and adults pay a $60 fee for 8 training sessions to learn how to stay safe in the water.

If you’d like to learn how to swim and sign up for the sessions, Click Here.

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