Safety Around Water
SAFETY AROUND WATER WEEK
Our Safety Around Water program provides free swim lessons to local children, teens and adults. Safety Around Water swim lesson participants will be introduced to:
Basic swim skills like floating, blowing bubbles and making forward progress
Safety skills like CPR, identifying safe swimming areas and water rescue techniques like Reach or Throw, Don’t Go
Survival skills like pushing off the bottom and resurfacing – jump, push, turn, grab – and rolling between the front and back – swim, float, swim.
The YMCA first introduced the concept of group swim lessons more than 110 years ago, and today, more than a million children receive swim lessons at YMCAs across the country. The Safety Around Water program is a standardized YMCA program designed to teach children and adults who are at risk of drowning basic water safety skills.
According to Y-USA:
90% of U.S. parents think swimming is a key life skill for their children
24% U.S. parents have low confidence in relation to water-related activities or bodies of water
3 in 10 U.S. parents have not prioritized water safety because of affordability concerns
We invite children and adults who have not had swim lessons to join us for this vital drowning-prevention program. Registration dates to be decided.