Water safety day is Saturday at Walnut Beach

The Woodruff Family YMCA and the Milford Recreation Department will present Water Safety Awareness Day on Saturday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to noon at Walnut Beach.

This is a free, family-oriented community program to learn how to be safe in and around the water.

“As the school year comes to an end and summer begins, many families will head to the beach or the backyard pool for summer fun,” said Matt LaPrino, Aquatics Director for the Woodruff Family YMCA.

Bill Garfield, Recreation Supervisor for the City of Milford added, “Our goal is to teach children about avoiding the dangers involved in swimming and to educate parents about their role in supervising water related activities.”

The highlight of the day will at 10:45 a.m. when Stewie the Duck, from the Stew Leonards reads his book “Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim”.

Their will also be interactive demonstrations on pool, beach, and boating safety, the use of life jackets (PFDs). The US Coast Guard, the Milford Police Department, the Milford Fire Department, and American Medical Response will present to discuss their vehicles and equipment.  In addition there will be a bounce house, facepainting, Zumbatomics, raffles and more.