Plano Parks and Recreation as well as Children’s Health will provide free life jackets and lifesaving information during Water Safety Awareness Month in May.

A life jacket drive to supply the giveaway will take place April 22 from 9 a.m.-noon at Jack Carter Pool, 2601 Pleasant Valley Drive.

Donated life jackets must be new and Coast Guard-approved. Everything from puddle jumpers to infant, child, and adult small sizes are needed.

The first 50 donors to donate two or more life jackets will receive a goodie bag.

Plano’s Water Safety Fair is set for May 13 from 9 a.m.-noon at Jack Carter Pool. Youth participants will receive a free life jacket, and registration is required.

Children’s Health and the city of Plano’s aquatics staff will be on-site to ensure proper fitting, and provide lifesaving information and activities to ensure a safe start to the summer season.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows more children ages 1-4 die from drowning than any other cause of death. Drowning is also the second-leading cause of unintentional injury death for kids ages 5-14.

Additional information about the life jacket giveaway and upcoming activities will be available at, or on the department's social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.