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Kids Safe Summer Events at Local Pools


Accidental injury is the number one killer of children age 14 and under and 90% of accidental iKids Safe Summer Pool Eventsnjuries can be prevented.

Kids Safe Summer events at Buncombe County Pools highlight child safety for summer and year round.

Mission Hospital’s Safe Kids WNC will feature summer safety information, water safety, and sunscreen use. Local Fire Departments will be on hand to answer questions about fire safety at home and outdoors. 

Buncombe County Parks, Greenways and Recreation Services staff have planned crafts and activities. The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department Crime Prevention Unit will be on site with kid friendly information.

Bring the family for an afternoon of safety and swimming fun. The cost to swim is $3 per person.

Events will take place from 12:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the following pool locations:

Cane Creek Pool - Fairview
Monday, June 10
Erwin Pool – Leicester
Tuesday, June11
Hominy Valley Pool - Candler
Wednesday, June 12
North Buncombe Pool - Weaverville
Thursday, June 13
Owen Pool - Swannanoa
Friday, June 14

For more information, call 250-4260.