Indy Parks offers free water safety classes

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Indy Parks is helping you keep your children safe with a free water safety program.

Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children between the ages of one and four. The "Make A Splash" classes run this week at all Indy Parks pools.

"This program is very, very important for kids and adults. We have kids who don't know how to swim, even parents who don't know how to swim. We're teaching life skills that people can use throughout their entire lives that can save someone from drowning," said pool manager Adryan Matteson.

"Free is a good thing and I think it's very important because I've even learned some stuff I didn't know. I'm not an avid swimmer, but I'd like my grandchildren to be and I'd like for them to know the rules of engagement. He's learning and I'm also learning myself," said Roger Jackson.

The program runs at 11 a.m. through Thursday at all city pools. Make A Splash participants also get into the pools free for the entire day.

Indy Parks also offers swim lessons for children and adults, but you must pay a fee.