Safety Around Water
Safety Around Water is an independent program from YMCA Swim Lessons designed to reach children at risk of drowning and teach them basic water safety skills. Safety Around Water is not equivalent to Swim Lessons, so if your youth is already in our Swim Lessons program, Safety Around Water isn’t for you. The program is intended to teach children, particularly those in underserved communities who are most at risk of drowning, that water should be fun, not feared.
At the Y, we believe everyone should have the chance to learn how to stay safe around water. However, we realize that the cost of swim lessons can be a barrier to families, which is why Safety Around Water is a free (or reduced cost) program.