So You Think Your Child Can Swim?
- The YMCA wants to know, So You Think Your Child Can Swim? Ask yourself, does your child have the skills necessary to be safe in and around water?
- If your child is an advanced swimmer, can they swim the distance in each of the competitive swimming strokes?
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Water Safety Tips
Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 14, with children from communities of color at greatest risk. With National Water Safety Month in May and summer around the corner, now is a great time for parents to remember the importance equipping children with essential water safety skills. The Y offers water safety and swim lessons year-round to help reduce the risk of childhood drowning and develop a lifelong love of swimming.
Before letting your children hit the water this summer, remember these few tips to ensure it’s an enjoyable and safe experience.