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Pima County 1st-graders put rescue skills to the test after water safety course

Posted at 3:49 PM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 19:36:23-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — First-graders around Pima County were rewarded Tuesday for finishing a state drowning prevention course.

For a job well done, they got an up close and personal with rescue vehicles and put their skills to the test by rescuing lifeguards out of a pool.

Organizers say the graduation comes at a perfect time.

"School is going to be wrapping up and there's greater chance that they're going to be around the pool or also at a lake, so we want to make sure they're safe for all those scenarios," event organizer Tracy Koslowski said.

The event was sponsored by Safe Kids Pima County and Community Partners.