Haverford Area YMCA Safety Around Water Week
SAFETY AROUND WATER WEEK JUNE 12 – 16th, 2017
71% of the world is water
Children are 100% curious
Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity. The YMCA’s Safety Around Water program can help you make sure they learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely.
What is Safety Around Water?
This course is taught by a certified instructor who 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 your children adjust to being in the 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
- An activity that teaches children about specific safety topics such as pool rules and boating safety
- A fun game to encourage comfort and activity around water
Each lesson includes a handout for parents and caregivers with additional water safety tips.
Help Keep Your Children Safe
Drowning can happen nearly anywhere with standing water. 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.
Enrollment begins April 29th!
Safety Around Water is FREE to participants. It is open to anyone in the community who wants their children to learn how to be safe in and around water.
Ages 3 -5: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM, 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Ages 6-12: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Ages 13-17: 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Adults (18+): 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM