Thumbs up to the organizers behind April Pools Day, an an annual, statewide activity that will be marked locally at Covington Aquatic Center today.
From noon to 4 p.m., water safety – with a dose of fun, too – will be the theme. Water games, safety programs and contests are planned in between a lap swim that will start the proceedings and an open swim that will wrap things up.
April 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. To help emphasize the safety theme, the pool’s staff will demonstrate water exercises, dive-training and swimming lessons, starting at 1 o’clock. Similar activities are planned at other pools throughout the county.
Summer’s coming (thank goodness), and everyone wants it to be a safe one for water enthusiasts. Today’s event in Covington can help make that happen.
Thumbs up to Tahoma High School’s team that has qualified for the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals next month in Tennessee.
The Tahoma delegation won the Washington state tournament in the problem-solving competition, which combined running a team-built vehicle through an obstacle course while simultaneously performing a non-verbal skit.
Yes, it’s a unique competition, and one that the Tahoma students can explain best. It’s obviously one they do exceedingly well.
Editor Pat Jenkins