THE WORLD IS 71% WATER.
ARE YOUR KIDS 100% PREPARED?
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.
What Is Safety Around Water?
Through learning how to perform a sequenced set of skills over eight lessons of 40 minutes each, the risk of drowning is reduced, giving your child confidence in and around water.
A typical session includes:
- Exercises to help kids adjust to being in water
- Instruction in “Jump, Push, Turn, Grab” and “Swim, Float, Swim,” two skill sets kids 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
Often children are left unsupervised in apartment pools, and research shows a high population of immigrant families in Dallas living in these complexes have children who do not know how to swim. Using apartment community pools, our staff actively engage and teach children from area complexes to swim at NO COST.
We're hiring lifeguards and swim instructors to be a part of our association's elite crew of swim staff!
NBCDFW SWIM SAFETY WEEK SERIES
NBC 5 Today is featuring a series of stories this week to help keep you and your family safe in the water this summer
Children's Health and the YMCA teamed up to put together a mock drowning to demonstrate what parents should do
If you’re looking at ways to drown-proof your home or apartment complex pool, the Y shares some tips to get you started
Swim lessons aren't just for kids. According to the American Red Cross, one in five adults in the United States can't swim. For many, it’s the fear of water. It's powerful enough that people put off lessons for most of their lives.
Many recent lake drowning deaths have one crucial detail in common – the person wasn’t wearing a life jacket
Before letting your children hit the water, we have a few tips to ensure it’s an enjoyable and safe experience!
ELIMINATE CHILDHOOD DROWNING - 2021 NBC5 SERIES
‘IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN' TO SWIM - NBC5
SAFETY AROUND WATER PROGRAM AIMS TO END DROWNING DISPARITIES - NBC5
YMCA HELPS SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN FIND JOY IN THE WATER - NBC5
YMCA WARNING SWIMMERS TO WEAR LIFE JACKETS IN LAKES & RIVERS - NBC5
NORTH TEXAS YMCAS COMMIT TO ELIMINATE CHILDHOOD DROWNING - NBC5
YMCA SETS GOAL OF ELIMINATING CHILDHOOD DROWNING
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO is a campaign centered on educating our communities about dangers of drowning and important rules of water safety.
Studies have shown that minority children are three times more likely to drown. Studies indicate that 60% of all African-American children are unable to swim. Today, a residential pool is 14 times more likely to take a child's life than an automobile.
The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, Children’s Health, Alliance Data, the Safe Kids Greater Dallas, and Independent Pool and Spa Service Association (IPSSA) are committed to providing communities with effective swim safety presentations and ongoing educational information. The YMCA and our vital partners in this initiative are committed to keeping children safe in and around water and providing the knowledge needed to prevent potentially dangerous and fatal situations.
If you would like to volunteer or sponsor a water safety presentation, email KBYG@childrens.com
For media inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
DOWNLOAD YOUR WATER WATCHER TAG
PURCHASE A WATER SAFETY CHILDREN'S BOOK: Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim: A Child's First Guide to Water Safety
THANK YOU TO DELTA AIR LINES FOR SPONSORING OUR SAFETY AROUND WATER PROGRAM.