Venetian Gardens Pool to Host Water Safety Day

Join the City of Leesburg for Water Safety Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Venetian Gardens Swimming Pool, 201 E. Dixie Ave. next to the Leesburg Community Building.

The free event coordinated with the Lake County Health Department, Lake Emergency Medical Services, Pro-Life CPR Services and Swimming for Life! will provide swimming safety lessons, water rescue and CPR demonstrations, a free open-swim session and door prizes. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will provide life-jacket fittings and boating safety tips.

Leesburg’s Recreation Division will offer registration for Summer lessons. Classes are available for all ages and swimming abilities. Parents or legal guardians must swim with children younger than three.

To register for city swim classes on May 17, children must be present and prepared to demonstrate any swimming ability in the pool. Water Safety Day is open to the public. Children 18 and younger must be accompanied to the event by an adult. For more information, call (352) 787-8018.

Leesburg is a progressive city of more than 20,000 residents in northwest Lake County. The city government serves twice as many people with its electric, gas, water, wastewater and fiber-optic public utilities. Leesburg also is a central hub for commerce, attracting 50,000 people to work each weekday. For more information, visit