LEARNING WATER SAFETY— Left, Calabasas resident Kevin Hochman and his 1-year-old daughter Liv take part in a July 8 water-safety class at The Oaks community pool. Because drowning is the number one cause of death among children under 4, residents of the Calabasas neighborhood were treated to a free presentation on pool safety by Lenny Krayzelburg’s Swim Academy. Krayzelburg is a four-time Olympic gold medalist who founded his academies in order to teach children how to swim safely and confidently. Last weekend’s class included a discussion aboutfirst aid, the buddy system and how to assist swimmers in trouble.
POOL BASICS— Right, young Calabasas swimmer Ellia Alyesh learns how to float on her back with the help of swim instructor Melissa Garb during the July 8 class at The Oaks. Calabasas Mayor Pro Tem David Shapiro and resident Melanie Prince helped organize the event. Far right, swim instructor Jared Weston speaks to the class. For more information about summer water safety, visit PoolSafely.gov. Photos by SUSAN WEININGERAcorn Newspapers