The Iowa City Parks & Recreation Department, in partnership with the Coralville and North Liberty Parks and Recreation Departments, is partnering to host a Safe Swim Community Day on Saturday, March 30, 2019, sponsored by MidWestOne Bank. Iowa City's portion will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert St.

Each department will host a free swim lesson and safety talk for local youth. All participants will receive a Josh the Otter book, thanks to MidWestOne Bank.

Josh the Otter books intend to educate children and adults worldwide about water safety through the utilization of drowning prevention campaigns and early childhood water safety training.

Safe Swim Saturday is open to all ages. There is no fee to participate, but please register in advance. Registration available online at or call 319-356-5100.

Questions? Contact Kate Connell at or call 319-356-5100.

Safe Swimming Community Day

Date of publication

Tuesday, March 05, 2019