No fooling: April Pools Day is free and safety-minded

Covington will observe its fourth annual April Pools Day from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday at the Covington Aquatic Center.

  • BY Wire Service
  • Tuesday, April 15, 2008 5:19pm
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Covington will observe its fourth annual April Pools Day from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday at the Covington Aquatic Center.

Part of a statewide event that promotes water safety, Saturday’s activities will be free and will include water games, safety programs and contests. The day will begin with a lap swim and conclude with a public open swim.

The Covington pool, which is located at 18230 SE. 240th St., will also host an open house for anyone to try the center’s programs at no charge. The pool’s staff will demonstrate water exercises, dive training and swimming lessons, starting at 1 p.m.

Officialsl said Aprili Pools Day is an opportunity to learn to be safe in and around water by knowing one’s limits and wearing a lifejacket, among other safety measures.

Additional information is available from the aquatic center at 425-413-7665.

April Pools Day is markred at many public pools throughout King County, helping prepare people for the summer boating and swimming season. At all the pools, activities usually includes a free swim and water safety activities for children, teens and adults. About 40 pools in King County and around Washington have participated in past years.

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