Water Safety Event At Wellington Aquatics Complex

Councilman Michael Drahos; Mayor Anne Gerwig; Parks & Recreation Director Eric Juckett; lifeguards Michael Goldman, Matthew Goldman and Zach Sunderlin; Aquatics Supervisor Theodore Etter; and Councilwoman Tanya Siskind.

Lifeguards and firefighters gathered Saturday, June 1 at the Wellington Aquatics Complex to give the community a demonstration on water safety in SPLASH, which stood for “Safety and Prevention Leaves All Swimmers Happy.” Pediatric residents from Palms West Hospital and first responders from Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue Station 25 were on hand to explain how to stay safe around the water. Wellington lifeguards, along with PBCFR personnel, demonstrated a near-drowning scenario. Vendors were also on site to discuss the importance of water safety.