HealthPoint hosts water safety classes in Georgetown

Georgetown, SC - PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC (WMBF) - Georgetown Hospital System's HealthPoint Center for Health and Fitness is teaming up with the American Red Cross for two, one-day water safety classes for area residents.

The safety classes will be held on April 27-28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., consisting of classroom lectures and in-pool safety technique demonstrations. Topics covered, according to officials, will include the risks of drowning, general water safety tips, life jackets, rescue breathing, CPR and emergency action steps among bystanders.

The class is intended for those 9 and older. Registration is free, but space is limited to the first 40 participants.

To register, contact the American Red Cross at (843) 447-0020.

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