Water Safety

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The City’s goal is always to make the Plunge as safe as possible and provide a welcoming environment for the hundreds of patrons we serve each day.

Water Safety Tips! 

The staff at the Culver City Municipal Pool would like to share with you and your family a few safety tips to keep you safe this summer in and around the water.

We have selected three water safety video presentations from our partners at the American Red Cross.  Please follow the links below to view the presentations.  Our hope is for you to help us share this information with your friends, family, summer camps, and students.

In celebration of “Water Safety Month” in the U.S., our staff will be available to make water safety presentations to schools, libraries, faith-based organizations, and community groups within Culver City during the month of May 2017.

For additional information contact us by email.


Junior Lifeguard Course

This course is designed to give 11 to 14 year olds a sneak peek into what it takes to become a great lifeguard. We cover all the basics and get you ready to enter the American Red Cross Lifeguarding program when you turn 15. Junior Lifeguarding introduces participants to lifesaving skills, such as in-water rescues, use of a rescue tube, and first aid, CPR and AED.  For Registration, please call (310)253-6650.

In Your House and in Your Yard, Watch for Water, Be on Guard


After viewing this video, students will be able to:

  • Identify sources of water around the house and yard.

  • List water hazards around the house or yard.  

  • Identify potentially dangerous sources of water in the neighborhood.          


Look Before You Leap


After viewing this video, students will be able to:

  • Recognize a safe place for swimming.

  • Identify the safety equipment that should be at a safe swimming site.

  • Explain how to check the water to see if it is safe for swimming.

  • Explain some rules for safe diving.

  • Understand how wind affects waves and currents in water.


Reach or Throw, Don’t Go


After viewing this video, students will be able to:

  • Describe the behaviors (signs) of someone who is having trouble in the water.

  • Describe the behaviors (signs) of a drowning person.

  • Explain buoyancy.

  • Explain how to help someone who is drowning or needs help in the water.

  • Identify objects that would work for reaching assists.

  • Identify objects that would be good for a throwing assist.


Learn-to-Swim: Registration

Resident online, walk-in, mail-in registration begins May 14th and Non-Resident online, walk-in, mail-in registration begins May 21st. Registration will be taken in person or by mail at the Registration Office of the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department located at 4117 Overland Avenue. No phone-in registration. Credit card payments must be made in person or online.