Water Safety Day 2024

Water Safety Day 2024

Celebrate Washington State Parks'
FIRST Annual Water Safety Day!

By: Alexandra de Leon Date: May 6th, 2024

In support of the Swim Seattle Initiative, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites all community members to Washington State Parks’ FIRST Annual Water Safety Day!

Water Safety Day 2024 is family friendly, FREE and OPEN TO ALL! Enjoy educational activities, food, music, and guest speakers. Additionally, there will be a (limited number) of life jacket giveaways and a FREE family swim!

The HIPRC will be in attendance—stop by our booth to say “hello”, learn about Drowning Prevention, play a fun game, and grab FREE educational resources!

When: Saturday, May 18, 2024
Time: 11:00a – 3:00p (FREE family swim begins 12:30p to 2:00p)
Location: Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool | 8825 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle

For more information on this event, visit Seattle Parks and Recreation >>


Swim Seattle is a drowning prevention and FREE swim education program championed by Mayor Harrell. Together with community support, this initiative combines the efforts of the YMCA of Greater SeattlePublic Health – Seattle & King CountyAssociated Recreation CouncilWashington State ParksNo More UnderSeattle Children’s, and the University of Washington to remove barriers to learning to swim and to eradicate disproportionate drownings among youth of color. Since launching, Seattle Parks and Recreation has delivered over 1,100 FREE swim lessons to families in need. 

Water Safety Day was first recognized by the State of Washington on May 15, 2024. This day of observance was created with the passing of House Bill 1750 (also known as Yori’s Law). The bill was sponsored by Chezik Tsunoda, a water safety advocate and founder of the non-profit, No More Under. This observance aims to raise awareness of the danger of drowning and promote water safety skills.