SAFETY AROUND WATER

Safety Around Water is designed to teach children basic water safety skills to reduce their risk of drowning. This program is for beginning swimmers, age 3+.

Eight safety instructional sessions for only $16. PLUS Participants will receive a $10 voucher to use for YMCA Summer Swim Lessons!

Online and in-branch registration will be available as follows:

EVERETT FAMILY YMCA
2720 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201
Sessions: May 2-12
Registration begins April 2

MARYSVILLE FAMILY YMCA
6420 60th Dr. NE, Marysville, WA 98270
Sessions: May 23-June 3
Registration begins April 15

MILL CREEK FAMILY YMCA
13723 Puget Park Dr., Everett, WA 98208
Sessions: May 16-26
Registration begins April 16

MONROE / SKY VALLEY FAMILY YMCA
14033 Fryelands Blvd., Monroe, WA 98272
Sessions: May 2-12
Registration begins April 10

MUKILTEO FAMILY YMCA
10601 47th Pl. W., Mukilteo, WA 98275
Sessions: May 16-26
Registration begins April 4

Click here for information on regular swim lesson sessions or visit your branch's Program Information page.


Water Safety Tips for Children and Adults

  • Only swim when and where there is lifeguard on duty; never swim alone.
  • Adults should constantly watch children in and near the water. If multiple adults are in the vicinity, designate a “water watcher” so everyone knows who is “on duty.”
  • Inexperienced swimmers should take precaution and wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal floatation device (PFD) when in, on, or around the water.
  • Children who are beginners should stay within an arm's reach of an adult in the water.

For more water safety tips and drowning prevention facts, visit the Centers for Disease Control at: http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Water-Safety/waterinjuries-factsheet.html.

Drowning prevention and water safety for all ages from Seattle Children's Hospital: http://www.seattlechildrens.org/classes-community/community-programs/drowning-prevention/.

  • SPLASH Registration
  • SPLASH Week 2011

Did You Know?

Drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children age 1 to 14.

(Borse NN, Gilchrist J, Dellinger AM, Rudd RA, Ballesteros MF, Sleet DA. CDC Childhood Injury Report: Patterns of Unintentional Injuries among 0-19 Year Olds in the United States, 2000-2006. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 2008.)

Safety Around Water Class Schedules