Free water safety classes offered in Chicago

As the weather gets warmer, you may be headed to the lake for a swim. Now there is a new initiative to help you play it safe in the water.

The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project made its announcement at the Shedd Aquarium Thursday. It is organizing free water-safety classes the first and second weekends in June.

People can learn how to recognize the dangers of surf environments and enroll in first aid training.

Great Lakes Water Safety Class

Sunday, June 1 - 9:00 a.m.

Waukegan Yacht Club

199 N. Harbor Place

Waukegan, IL 60085

Saturday, June 7 - 9:00 a.m.

Montrose Beach

4400 North Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL

Sunday, June 8 - 9:00 a.m.

Rainbow Beach

3111 E. 77th St.

Chicago, IL

Each class will begin at 9 a.m. with classroom and beach instruction. The classes are free and open to the public, with reservations requested by phoning 708-903-0166, or RSVP online at:
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