Caption: Mascot Buddy Bear entertaining children at an Itty Bitty Beach Party
All programs listed below are FREE and possible because of Cigna's continuing commitment to water safety.
Fiesta del Agua: FREE! Bring the entire family to the annual FREE water safety kickoff event held at Maryvale Pool, 4444 N. 51st Ave. on the last Saturday of May from 2 - 5 p.m. Activities include Phoenix Fire fighter's demonstration and instruction of CPR, swimming, water safety information and demonstrations, prizes, games and lunch, while available.
Itty Bitty Beach Parties: These FREE parties are catered towards guests ages 6 years and younger and their families. Enjoy festive music, a water safety puppet show, games, dance contests, swimsuit contests, Hawaiian leis, sunglasses, prizes and more!! Each poolside beach party will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the following locations:
Cub Club: FREE AT ALL POOLS! Children ages 7 to 10 learn basic water safety skills from a Lifeguard mentor, including assisting in a water emergency, when to call 9-1-1 and basic swimming instructions. Meet twice a week for five weeks beginning in June. Registration begins in early May and space is limited. Free prizes for participation and attendance.
Discovery Guards: FREE AT ALL POOLS! Experience team work and cooperation while learning basic first aid, rescue breathing and safety around water, with a certified Lifeguard. For ages 10 to 13. Boating and Personal Flotation Device skills will be taught too, using an actual boat! Meets twice a week for five weeks beginning in June. Registration begins in early May and space is limited.
Junior Lifeguard Training: FREE at select pools! Youth ages 13 to 15 are exposed to lifeguarding techniques, first aid, and are trained fully in CPR, all taught by Pool Management. Leadership and responsibility are emphasized, as well as community contribution with volunteer hours at the pool. Successful completion of the Junior Lifeguard program reduces the cost of Lifeguard Training. Meets three to four times a week at 16 pools, beginning in June. Registration starts in early May and space is limited and coveted. Free prizes for completing, competing and attending the entire program.
Lifeguard Academy: FREE AT ALL POOLS! Youth ages 15 years and older who have participated in a previous CIGNA Summer program, will gain skills and certifications needed to be a lifeguard! Participants will learn lifeguard training techniques, leadership, responsibility, first aid, pool operations and CPR/AED for the Professional Lifeguard. Upon successful completion of the class, participants will obtain all necessary certifications to become a lifeguard.
Please note: Cub Club, Discovery Guards, and Junior Lifeguard training require registration that will begin in May.