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Published on April 29, 2015

Peninsula Wellness Center offers free kid’s water safety class for community


Contact: Monica Sciuto (831) 622-2756

Communication and Marketing: (831) 625-4505

MARINA, Calif. — Peninsula Wellness Center, an affiliate of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, is offering a free water safety course on May 3, 2015 to members of the community. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. kids ages 4-12, will learn water safety tips from instructors using the American Red Cross Longfellow’s WHALE Tales program. WHALE stands for Water Habits Are Learned Early.

The two hour class will include tips in and out of the water around water safety in various environments. Some tips include:

  • How to float in the water without aid devices
  • How to reach for a person close-by
  • What to look for or do before going in the water
  • Swimming with a buddy
  • Importance of wearing a life jacket
  • Sun safety
  • Boat safety
  • Cold water safety

Membership to Peninsula Wellness Center is not required for this special class. Attendees must register for the class as space is limited. Children should wear swimsuits and bring a towel, as a portion of the class will take place in the Peninsula Wellness Center pool. To register or for more information, call (831) 883-5656 or e-mail Peninsula Wellness Center is located at 2920 2nd Avenue in Marina.






Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 220 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, Peninsula Wellness Center, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at



Peninsula Wellness Center, an affiliate of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, is a 34,000 square fit medical fitness facility located in Marina, CA.  Established in 2012, members integrate their own personal health and wellness goals, including management or prevention of a chronic disease like diabetes or high blood pressure, with a fitness program. Find more information about Peninsula Wellness Center at

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