Chandler celebrates Water Safety Month with events and education campaign

April 18, 2024
photo of police officer, lifeguard and firefighter at a public pool in Chandler

Chandler, Ariz. – The Chandler Fire Department, in conjunction with Chandler Aquatics and the Chandler Police Department, will be holding a Water Safety Walk on Saturday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. to kick off National Water Safety Month and the #WaterYouDoing campaign.

Water Safety Walk

Chandler firefighters are asking residents and groups to join them in a door-to-door campaign through local neighborhoods to help prevent water-related tragedies in the community. Chandler Fire Department Chief Tom Dwiggins is appealing to all segments of the community to assist in this effort, including scouting groups, religious congregations, businesses, service clubs, swim teams and other organizations. Sign up to volunteer at Water Safety Walk.

Volunteers will gather at Desert Oasis Aquatic Center, 1400 W. Summit Place, the morning of May 4. Chandler Fire Department (CFD) staff will assign small groups of volunteers to a specific Chandler neighborhood and provide instructions, maps and door hangers with water safety information. Participants will then walk their assigned route and leave a door hanger at every home. Each route will take two to three hours to complete. Volunteers must provide their own transportation to the neighborhood they are assigned, and they are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, and bring drinking water. Children and youth under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult or be part of a supervised group.

With the Water Walk now in its 15th year, the goal of the #WaterYouDoing campaign is to educate residents about the importance of water safety for both children and adults, with the “ABCs of Water Safety.”

Dive-In Movie at Hamilton Aquatic Center

Continue the fun and educational opportunities on May 4 and celebrate National Water Safety Month with your family at Water You Doing Day, with a Dive-In Movie at Hamilton Aquatic Center.

At this free event, guests can explore the water safety expo and enjoy interactive activities and giveaways hosted by #WaterYouDoing. Then, hop in the water for a Dive-In Movie featuring Disney and Pixar’s “Elemental.”  Chandler Aquatics invites moviegoers to bring a personal clear inner tube for in-pool seating. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 7 p.m.

Hamilton Aquatic Center is located at 3838 S. Arizona Ave.

Win a free pool fence

May also kicks off a chance to win a free pool fence and installation. Chandler Fire, Chandler Aquatics, Chandler Police and Arizona Pool Fence want to help you turn the tide on drowning. Chandler residents can enter to win a pool fence and installation for their in-ground pool from May 1 through Aug. 1. Register to win at Chandler Pool Fence Giveaway.  

Media contact:
Battalion Chief Carlos Vargas
Chandler Fire Department PIO