Winnipegger offers backyard pool to teach kids to swim

Winnipegger offers backyard pool to teach kids to swim

This summer is one of the hottest one for the last couple of years, naturally, people looking to cool off and new activities. So, a family pool day sounds like an amazing idea!

Julia Puranen said she’s opening her pool to local kids looking for a place to have their swimming lessons this summer – after witnessing her son nearly drown 32 years ago.

She believes swimming is a skill every child should have. She said children who already know how to swim are also encouraged to come, but must be supervised by a parent or guardian.

She says she’s been hosting instructor lessons about three times a week and nearly 30 children have come to her pool.

Winnipeg residents are encouraged by the City to come in, cool off, and get a drink of water from city facilities this weekend, during their regular hours. Spray pads and wading pools will also provide relief this weekend.

When planning a family trip to the pool, please make sure to bring all the necessary clothing and gear, parents need to be extra careful and pay attention to their children at all times.