The YMCA is committed to teaching critical safety around water skills. 

Accidental drowning is the leading cause of death for children under the age of 15. 

Our Safety Around Water program teaches children critical and potentially life-saving skills, opening a world of possibilities for them to safely satisfy their curiosity. We understand that the world is 71% water and children are 100% curious.

During Safety Around Water events, which are held throughout the year in partnership with several area school districts and community groups, aquatics instructors teach children to safely enter and exit a body of water – and how to respond when in deep water. Children are split into small groups and rotate through stations where they strengthen their skills. 

Learn more about YMCA Swimming Lessons

Stay tuned for additional safety around water opportunities throughout the summer and fall. Interested in bringing your school district, program or organization to the YMCA for a Safety Around Water program? Please contact the executive director at your preferred location. 

Safety Around Water programming is offered at no cost to area districts and community organizations and is generously supported by area businesses and individuals. 


Safety Around Water is presented by the NSM Insurance Brokers