Although it might not feel like it, summer is almost here.

Families are getting ready to hit the beach and the pools during those hot Hudson Valley summer days. It's great to get out and be active while cooling off, however we all know the dangers that arise while out swimming. The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health has been providing seminars for the past 27 years to lifeguards and residence to prevent and raise awareness of what drowning may look like.

  • June 7th at 6:30pm- Childcare Council of Poughkeepsie, 70 Overrocker Road
  • June 14th at 3pm - Hyde Park Recreation,59 East Market Street, Hyde Park
  • June 15th at 1pm- Wilcox Memorial Park, Route 199, Milan
  • June 16th at 3pm- Beekman Recreation Park, Recreation Road, Hopewell Junction
  • June 21st at 9:15am- Camp Ramapo,101 Anchorage Trail Road, Rhinebeck

Drowning is not as easy to identify as we think. DBCH Commissioner A. K. Vaidian said in the statement "Drowning is not as easily identifiable as it is often portrayed in movies. Drowning most often occurs silently when a distressed swimmer cannot call out for help because they are struggling to breathe.”

Seating for the seminar is free, but limited and you are asked to reach out to the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health Services website for more details. 

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