Paragon Pools celebrates over 14 years of promoting water safety!
In 2003, Joe Vassallo and Mary Vail created the Float Like A Duck campaign, a free annual water safety event to teach families about the importance of being safe around all bodies of water! The National Award Winning program is held annually in May at the YMCA on Meadows Lane - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - FREE admission.
11th Annual Float Like A Duck held May 24, 2014 at the Heinrich YMCA on Meadows Lane
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In addition to the annual event, Duckie makes appearances at local safety fairs, schools, social and community events. To arrange an appearance contact the Paragon Pools office at 702-251-0500.
Duckie, the event’s namesake mascot is celebrating 11 years in promoting and teaching water safety to thousands of Las Vegans and beyond. Community supporters and fellow water safety advocates: Southern Nevada Health District, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, KVVU- Fox 5, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, ABC- KTNV 13, the City of Las Vegas, SNCDPC, Pictographics, Las Vegas Metro Volunteer Police, and UMC Children's Hospital partnered with Paragon Pools and the YMCA to present an afternoon filled with games, giveaways and interactive activities. The award winning, community awareness campaign educates the public on the importance of safety while celebrating the joys of water sports.
Kids have a natural tendency to play with and around water. Floating is one of the basic steps in learning how to swim and to becoming “water safe.” As part of the campaign children will learn to Float Like a Duck, through song, dance and actual water activity. The float song is available in both English and Spanish versions.
Float like a Duck can be regarded as the first building block in a series of safety and water-related programs that families should build on throughout the child’s upbringing. With the numerous swimming pools, decorative water features and fun, water-based programs throughout the area, parents and guardians need to be proactive in teaching family members how to be safe around all bodies of water.
However, even with programs like these, families should never abandon basic safety rules such as constant adult supervision; never swim alone; and wear Coast Guard-approved life preservers in open waters, to name a few.