Water Safety
The Hale YMCA Youth and Family Center off Kennedy Drive in Putnam is sponsoring a free Water Safety Awareness event at 11 a.m. Aug. 11.  It’s sponsored by Walmart and Price Chopper. Taking part will be the Putnam and East Putnam fire departments and EMS. It will include safety demonstrations, including what to do if your boat capsizes, an opportunity to practice key water safety skills, like using a buoy for reach assists, ire truck and ambulance tours by the Putnam and East Putnam fire departments and EMS, a cookout, featuring food and beverages donated by Price Chopper and Walmart and a drawing for private swim lessons at the Y. It’s open to the public and people of all ages and skill levels. For more info, call 860-315-9622. Above: Lifeguard Jonathan Chalmers, left, teaches a Reach Assist. Courtesy photo.


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