Safety Around Water

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Reduce the risk of drowning

What is Safety Around Water?

This 8-day course, taught by certified instructors, teaches children two sets of skills that will reduce the risk of drowning and give them confidence in and around water.

A typical session includes:

  • Exercises to help children adjust to being in water
  • Instruction in “Jump, Push, Turn, Grab” and “Swim, Float, Swim,” two skill sets children 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

Help Keep Your Children Safe

Drowning can happen nearly anywhere with standing water. But, as a parent or caregiver, you can’t keep your children sidelined. You need to equip them with the tools they need to be confident in and around water so they don’t lose out on the health benefits of exercise, the opportunities to bond with family and friends and the sense of accomplishment when they learn new skills.

To Learn More

Contact Charles Halapin at charles@stamfordymca.org or 203-357-7000 ext. 1200