Swim Safety

June 26, 2019

Red Wing’s newest water feature, the splash pad, was revealed on Saturday, June 1 at the Athletic Field. The splash pad was made possible by the Red Wing Area Fund and is free of charge. The pad has zero depth entry, making it fun and accessible for everyone.

With summer heating up and aquatic facilities, beaches, and the river becoming more popular, it’s important to remember how important swim safety is for the public. Drowning is ranked at number five in leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States. Swimming is a great recreational sport and should be enjoyed by people of all ages; however, there are simple tips from the American Red Cross to keep swimming fun and safe this summer.

  • Never leave a young child unattended.
  • Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards.
  • Have young children or inexperienced swimmers wear life jackets.
  • Make sure everyone in your family learns how to swim well through swimming lessons.

Along with the new splash pad, Red Wing Waterpark is another hot spot this summer. The splash pad is open from 8 am – 9 pm, and the waterpark is open 12 pm – 7 pm, according to weather. Make sure to jump in, take a splash and swim safe this summer.