HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Drowning is the number one cause of injury death among children between the age of 1 and 4 years according to the Centers for Disease Control. So the Red Cross Hawaii and the City and County of Honolulu are working together to offer free swimming classes this summer. This is part of the centennial celebration for the American Red Cross. In the past 100 years, the nonprofit has taught millions of kids and adults how to swim and become lifeguards.
The classes are for all ages and for all levels. You have to register. You can sign up online from August 8, 2016 from 8:30 am until Midnight on August 12, 2016 at http://parks.honolulu.gov/sdi/home.html. It's first come, first serve.
You can also register in person from August 22, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and on August 23 and 24, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the following locations.
District 1 (Hawaii Kai to McCully)
For information: #373.8013
District 2 (Makiki to Aiea)
For information: #768.9292
You can register in person on August 24, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on August 25 and 26, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the following locations.
District 3 (Pearlridge to Waianae to Wahiawa)
For information: #675.7130
District 4 (Waialua to Waimanalo)
For information: #233.7300