APACHE JUNCTION — The Superstition Fire and Medical District, Apache Junction Parks and Recreation and Apache Junction Police Department will team up to host the annual April Pool’s Day water safety event on Saturday, April 17, at the Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center.

Water safety instructors, lifeguards and a variety of vendors will be on hand to teach families the importance of being safe in, on and around the water, a press release from the Parks and Recreation Department said.

“Drowning is silent and can happen in a matter of seconds. Learn how to prevent water-related incidents from happening whether at an aquatic facility, at the lake or in your own backyard,” the press release said.

The event is for those who own a pool or visit family or friends with backyard pools and aims to educate people about what can cause an emergency and how to respond if an emergency occurs.

The basics of CPR will be taught by the Superstition Fire and Medical District. The Apache Junction Police Department will share ways to teach kids how to call 911 and why it is important to know their address.

The event features free grab-and-go snack packs and raffles.

It is free to attend, but space is limited and preregistration is required.

The event is at Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center, 1091 W. Southern Ave., beginning at 9 a.m.

COVID-19 protocols will be in place at the aquatic center during the event. Masks will be mandatory while on the pool deck, in the restrooms and visiting the vendors.

Masks do not need to be worn in the pool.

More information is available on the Apache Junction website, www.apachejunctionaz.gov/parks.


Melissa St. Aude is the Arts & Entertainment editor at PinalCentral. She can be reached at mstaude@pinalcentral.com.