May is Water Safety Month. In celebration of this special month, the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism is offering free programs for residents and their families.

Free programs:

  • Swim Lesson Day (Sunday, May 6)
  • Hands-Only CPR (Monday, May 14)
  • Water Safety Hour (Thursday, May 24)

During the month of May, residents who sign the Water Safety Month pledge will receive one free day of swimming at any one of the pools operated by Recreation, Parks, and Tourism. Pledgees must agree to:

  • Never swim alone.
  • Always obey all pool rules.
  • Stay away from drains and suction fittings.
  • Always enter the pool feet first.
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For more information on Water Safety Month programs and pledge, or for listings of the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism events and activities, view the GUIDE at www.CharlesCountyParks.com. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

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About Charles County Government

The mission of Charles County Government is to provide our citizens the highest quality service possible in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. To achieve this goal, our government must be operated in an open and accessible atmosphere, be based on comprehensive long- and short-term planning and have an appropriate managerial organization tempered by fiscal responsibility. We support and encourage efforts to grow a diverse workplace. Charles County is a place where all people thrive and businesses grow and prosper; where the preservation of our heritage and environment is paramount; where government services to its citizens are provided at the highest level of excellence; and where the quality of life is the best in the nation.

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