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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.

Ragsdale YMCA Safety Around Water

Ages: 3-12 years old
Cost: FREE to all participants, all six classes! Please use coupon code FREESAW when registering for classes!
Class Dates: Pick one time slot per participant; all class dates and times are listed below.

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

Monday/Wednesday: Ages 3-5 (5pm-5:30pm, 6:10pm-6:40pm) | Ages 5-12 (5:30pm-6pm, 6:40pm-7:10pm)
Tuesday/Thursday: Ages 3-5 (5pm-5:30pm, 6:30pm-7pm) | Ages 5-12 (5pm-5:30pm, 7pm-7:30pm)
These classes are FREE for first time participants using coupon code FREESAW.

March registration will open February 12 for Members, February 14 for Community Guests.

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Spears YMCA Safety Around Water

Ages: 3-12 years old
Cost: FREE to all participants, all six classes! Please use coupon code FREESAW when registering for classes! Coupon code is valid once per participant.
Class Dates: Pick one time slot per participant; all class dates and times are listed below.

Stay tuned for future registration info!