St. Petersburg Fire Rescue and the City of St. Petersburg Aquatics Department are partnering up to raise money to provide free swim lessons to children in need. Together, we will host our Third Annual Firefighter and Lifeguard Car Wash Fundraiser on Saturday, February 5th, 2022 from 9 AM - 12 PM at Northwest Pool, located at 2331 60th Street North St. Petersburg. 100% of donations will go towards providing free swim lessons to qualifying children at any City of St. Petersburg pool.
According to state data, 98 children drowned in Florida in 2021, a record number. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in US children 1 to 4 years of age and the third leading cause of unintentional death among US children and adolescents 5 to 19 years of age. In order to fight these tragic statistics, we must work together as a community to prevent these tragedies from occurring.