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Cranford Pool and Fitness Center to Introduce Life Jacket Policy Following Aquatic Grant & Donation by Kenilworth VFW

The Cranford Pool & Fitness center will offer free lessons to adults who want to learn to swim or improve upon their swimming skills. Credits: TAPinto Photo Archive

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Pool and Fitness Center will introduce a new life jacket policy following a grant from the Association of Aquatic Professionals (AOAP) and a donation from the Kenilworth VFW.

The fitness center previously did not allow life jackets in its pools, but the policy will change with a new inventory of life jackets, according to a press release from the center.

“The pool staff is very passionate about promoting water safety and promoting prevention of drowning through the Center’s swim lesson program, as well as through enforcement of rules and regulations,” the press release reads. “These life jackets will allow for improved safety during swim lessons, as well as being available for use at both summer pool locations, especially during open swim time.”

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The Cranford Pool and Fitness Center thanks the AOAP and the Kenilworth VFW for their generosity and commitment to providing knowledge and resources to swimming facilities, according to the press release.

“We are very fortunate and plan to pay it forward with drowning prevention education throughout our community,” the press release reads.

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