WHAT IS SAFETY AROUND WATER?
This 4-day course, taught by certified instructors, teaches children a sequenced set of skills that will reduce the risk of drowning and give them confidence in and around water. The program is offered Monday – Thursday for one week, each class is 40 minutes in length.
SAFE SWIMMING SAVES LIVES
At the Y, we believe a child’s safety in and around water should never be left to chance. Safety Around Water is a free water safety program provided to children ages 3 – 12 years the week of March 13 – 16, 2017 at participating YMCA locations.
A TYPICAL SESSION INCLUDES:
- Exercises to help children adjust to being in water
- Instruction in “Jump, Push, Turn, Grab” and “Swim, Float, Swim,” two skill sets children can use if they unexpectedly find themselves in the water
- Specific safety topics like what to do if you see someone in the water who needs help
- Fun activities that reinforce skills