71% of the world is water...children are 100% curious.
Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury, it is a necessity. The YMCA’s Safety Around Water program can help you make sure they learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely.
Safety Around Water teaches a sequenced set of skills over eight lessons of 40 minutes each, reducing the risk of drowning, and giving your child confidence in and around water.
A typical session includes:
Exercises to help kids adjust to being in water
Instruction in skill sets kids can use if they unexpectedly find themselves in the water
Specific safety topics
Fun activities that reinforce skills
The Safety Around Water program is free to participants and is open to anyone in the community. Contact the Y's Aquatics Director, Rachel, at [email protected], for more information.