Water Safety

Water Safety is extremely important for families. Use these resources below to learn more about water safety.

Resources for Parents

American Red Cross - Water Safety Training for Parents and Caregivers Training
This is a free online training provided by the American Red Cross. The Water Safety for Parents and Caregivers Online Course focuses on developing an awareness of the risks of drowning and how to minimize those risks, especially for young children. This online course teaches parents and caregivers about the concepts of the circle of drowning prevention, water competency, and the chain of drowning survival. It also provides guidance for applying water safety to common environments and situations where children are most at risk for drowning.

Begin the training here: https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/classes/water-safety-for-parents-and-caregivers/a6R3o0000012oT8.html

Water Safety for New Parents
Click here to download Water Saftey Information for New Parents - English

Click here to download Water Saftey Information for New Parents - Spanish

Activities for Children

Splash Activity Book
Click here to download a great activity book for children - English

Click here to download a great activity book for children - Spanish

Coloring Book
Click here to download a water safety coloring book


2021 Safety Around Water Program 

The YMCA Safety Around Water program is a water safety swimming program to teach kids and their families water safety skills to prevent drowning. Our program helps youth overcome fears they might have and gives them a sense of pride and accomplishment. This program is offered at a nominal fee to assist more youth the opportunity to participate in swim lessons to reduce their chance of drowning. 

Dates: Fridays - May 21, 28, June 4, 11, and 18, 2021
Ages: Children ages 5 - 12 years (must be 5yrs. by May 21)
Program activities are for non-swimmers and Beginners only
Fee: $10 for 5 weeks- 50 minute classes; by age or grade completed June 2021
**Funding provided by USA Swimming Foundation Learn to Swim Grant
Class times: 3:30 - 4:20 pm Ages 5 – 10 years
                    4:30 - 5:20 pm Ages 5 – 10 years
                    5:30 - 6:20 pm Ages 5 - 10 years
                    6:30 - 7:20 pm Ages 8 - 12 years (non-swimmers & beginners only)

Parents must submit a completed Enrollment Form and payment to register.

Please click here for Covid Safety Information

Please click here to download the Enrollment Form


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