Friday, April 12, 2019 - 13:56

Safety Around Water Week April 29-May 3

Drowning can happen nearly anywhere with standing water. But, as a parent or caregiver, you can’t keep your kids sidelined. You need to equip your children with the tools they need to be confident in and around water.

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.

Safety Around Water is FREE to participants. It is open to anyone in the community who wants their children to learn how to be safe in and around water. 

  • One-hour sessions will start on the hour @ 4 pm, 5 pm, & 6 pm
  • For children 3-12 years old.


A 5-session course that teaches kids water safety and basic swimming through: 

  • Exercises to help kids adjust to being in water
  • Instruction in “Jump, Push, Turn, Grab” and “Swim, Float, Swim”
  • Specific safety topics
  • Swim test preparation
  • Fun activities

For more information or to register, contact:

Downtown Family YMCA - 266.3766
Erin Sawyer -

Cleveland Family YMCA - 476.5573
Kristy Snider -

Hamilton Family YMCA - 899.1721
Schuyler Colling -

Healthy Living Center at North River - 877.3517
Meghan Johnson -