Safety Around Water Classes

According to the CDC, two kids die from drowning every day and drowning is the second leading cause of death for kids ages 5–14 years old. Sixty percent of kids who drown are within 10 feet of safety according to Safe Kids Worldwide. However, drowning is preventable with the proper skills and knowledge.

The Y is the nation's leading expert in water safety and swim instruction. Through the Safety Around Water program nationwide, the Y engages 9 million kids each year and more than 1 million kids will take swim lessons at the Y. This special program is designed to affordably teach adults and children important skills in and around water. Participants will learn Boat Safety, Water Park Safety, Beach Safety and Backyard Pool Safety. Participants will also be introduced to beginning swimming skills. This program is recommended for individuals who have not had prior swim lessons.

Affordable Safety Around Water classes would not be possible without the generosity of supporters and donors. It currently costs $54 per participant to learn about water safety. Please consider donating today so that we can reduce the number of deaths caused by drowning and build skills that last a lifetime. 

9 in 10

U.S. parents see swimming as a key life skill for children, on par with first aid skills or being able to prepare a simple meal.

1,000,000+

Children are taught water safety and swimming skills every year at the YMCA

3 in 10

U.S. parents state that water safety isn't a priority due to affordability concerns.

Bryan YMCA Safety Around Water

Ages: 3-12 years old
Cost: FREE to all participants, all six classes! Please use coupon code FREESAW24 when registering for classes! Coupon code is valid once per participant.

Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday classes are 3 weeks in length, Saturday sessions are 6 weeks in length.

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Ragsdale YMCA Safety Around Water

Ages: 3-12 years old
Cost: FREE to all participants, all six classes! Please use coupon code FREESAW24 when registering for classes! Coupon code is valid once per participant.

Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday classes are 3 weeks in length, Saturday sessions are 6 weeks in length.

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Safety Around Water Lessons with Our Community 
Windsor & Warnersville Outdoor Pools

Location: Warnersville Pool | 601 Doak St Greensboro NC 27406 
Session #1 Mondays & Wednesdays: 6/24 to 7/17 (no lessons 7/1 to 7/4) 
Registration Window: 6/5 through 6/21 (Registration is Required) 
Ages 3 to 5 and 5 to 12: 12pm to 12:30pm | 12:30pm to 1pm | 1pm to 1:30pm 
Free and Open to the Community | Use Coupon Code: FREESAW24
Register Online Mon/Wed 12:00pm Ages 3-5
Register Online Mon/Wed 12:00pm Ages 5-12
Register Online Mon/Wed 12:30pm Ages 3-5
Register Online Mon/Wed 12:30pm Ages 5-12
Register Online Mon/Wed 1:00pm Ages 3-5
Register Online Mon/Wed 1:00pm Ages 5-12

Location: Warnersville Pool | 601 Doak St Greensboro NC 27406 
Session #2 Mondays & Wednesdays: 7/22 to 8/7 
Registration Window: 6/30 through 7/19 (Registration is Required)  
Ages 3 to 5 and 5 to 12: 12pm to 12:30pm | 12:30pm to 1pm | 1pm to 1:30pm 
Free and Open to the Community | Use Coupon Code: FREESAW24
Register Online Mon/Wed 12:00pm Ages 3-5
Register Online Mon/Wed 12:00pm Ages 5-12
Register Online Mon/Wed 12:30pm Ages 3-5
Register Online Mon/Wed 12:30pm Ages 5-12
Register Online Mon/Wed 1:00pm Ages 3-5
Register Online Mon/Wed 1:00pm Ages 5-12

Location: Windsor Pool | 1601 E Gate City Blvd Greensboro NC 27401 
Session #1 Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6/25 to 7/18 (no lessons 7/1 to 7/4) 
Registration Window: 6/5 through 6/21 (Registration is Required) 
Ages 3 to 5 and 5 to 12: 12pm to 12:30pm | 12:30pm to 1pm | 1pm to 1:30pm  
Free and Open to the Community | Use Coupon Code: FREESAW24
Register Online Tue/Thur 12:00pm Ages 3-5
Register Online Tue/Thur 12:00pm Ages 5-12
Register Online Tue/Thur 12:30pm Ages 3-5
Register Online Tue/Thur 12:30pm Ages 5-12
Register Online Tue/Thur 1:00pm Ages 3-5
Register Online Tue/Thur 1:00pm Ages 5-12

Location: Windsor Pool | 1601 E Gate City Blvd Greensboro NC 27401 
Session #2 Tuesdays & Thursdays: 7/23 to 8/8 
Registration Window: 6/30 through 7/19 (Registration is Required) 
Ages 3 to 5 and 5 to 12: 12pm to 12:30pm | 12:30pm to 1pm | 1pm to 1:30pm  
Free and Open to the Community | Use Coupon Code: FREESAW24
Register Online Tue/Thur 12:00pm Ages 3-5
Register Online Tue/Thur 12:00pm Ages 5-12
Register Online Tue/Thur 12:30pm Ages 3-5
Register Online Tue/Thur 12:30pm Ages 5-12
Register Online Tue/Thur 1:00pm Ages 3-5
Register Online Tue/Thur 1:00pm Ages 5-12

Spears YMCA Safety Around Water

Ages: 3-12 years old
Cost: FREE to all participants, all six classes! Please use coupon code FREESAW24 when registering for classes! Coupon code is valid once per participant.

Safety Around Water Class Information (Downloadable PDF)