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Pima County and TMC team to provide free swim lessons

Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, along with the TMC Vest It UP! program, will team up to provide 800 free swim lessons to children at three county locations, along with a free lifejacket for all participants. ... Read more»

Father charged with 2nd-degree murder in drowning of 2-year-old girl

The father of a two-year-old girl who drowned Tuesday night has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder. Both he and the mother have been charged with child abuse. Victoria Rivas died at the hospital after her father found her in an unsecured pool at a Northwest Side home, authorities said.... Read more»

Officials: Summer brings drowning risk to Az, despite longterm trend

Despite the state’s year-round warm weather, the majority of drownings in Arizona still take place in summer.... Read more»

4-year-old boy Tucson's second drowning victim of 2014

A four-year-old boy became Tucson's second drowning victim of the year Friday afternoon, authorities said.... Read more»

Two-year-old boy Tucson's first drowning victim of 2014

A two-year-old boy became Tucson's first drowning victim of the year on Monday evening, authorities said. ... Read more»

Experts: Water-safety message needs to reach all ages, all bodies of water

Gilbert dad Cody Thomson has a problem with pool-safety campaigns: the pool part. Thomson, whose then 6-year-old son, Brenan, drowned in a canal in 2011, said safety campaigns need to remind people that drownings and water-related injuries don’t only occur in pools.... Read more»

Volunteers to visit Tucson homes with safe-swimming tips

A group of volunteers will be knocking on Tucson doors Saturday to offer tips on water safety in an effort to reduce the risk of child drownings.... Read more»