Summer Aquatics Program

The Chino Hills Community Services Department is sad to announce that we will not be offering our usual Summer Aquatics program this year. Instead we still want to offer some fun and informative water safety information to keep you safe this summer!

Fun at Home Activities

  1. Watch all of the Whale Tales videos provided by the American Red Cross
  2. Review the Water Safety Tips by the American Red Cross
  3. Download the Aquatics Word Search Activity
  4. Download the Aquatics Crossword Puzzle Activity
  5. Practice your level skills at a pool while being supervised or assisted with a parent or guardian. 

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The American Red Cross plays a large role in how we train and teach our swim lessons. All of our Lifeguards and Swim Instructors are trained and certified through the Red Cross Lifeguard and Water Safety program. 

The Red Cross wants to help parents, caregivers, and kids to learn and share water safety knowledge and skills together. If your child isn't able to take formal swim lessons right now, you can still help them learn to be safer around backyard pools, ponds or other natural bodies of water. We hope your family enjoys a safe, healthy and fun summer!

Water Safety Tips (PDF)

American Red Cross Water Safety Information

Water Safety for Kids

Resources to help your child learn about water safety while having fun in and around water. 


Meet Longfellow! His WHALE Tales are short, engaging and age-appropriate videos that teach important water safety topics. Each episode centers on a memorable rhyming phrase to help children retain what they've learned. 

We have content designed for Kindergarten through second graders, as well as for third through sixth graders. Encourage your child to watch the video, do the activity sheet for their age group, and then take a quick 3-question quiz to help them demonstrate what they've learned and take pride in their new knowledge! A parent & caregiver guide is available to help you enhance their learning.

Episode 1: Swim As A Pair Near A Lifeguard Chair

Episode 2: Look Before You Leap

Episode 3: Think So You Don't Sink

Episode 4: Reach Or Throw, Don't Go

Episode 5: Don't Just Pack It, Wear Your Jacket

Episode 6: Too Much Sun Is No Fun

Episode 7: In Your House and In Your Yard, Water for Water, Be on Guard

Episode 8: Wave, Tide or Ride, Follow the Guide