Safety Around Water Week May 20–24
At the YMCA of Central Florida, we know that swimming is a life skill every child must learn to stay safe and have fun in the water! We believe that water safety skills are a necessity—not a privilege. We’re committed to helping keep kids safe in and around water.
Safety Around Water is a free, 4-day introductory swim program for kids. YMCA Swim Academy instructors will instill a love of the water while helping kids and parents build safety skills and knowledge!
Free Drowning Prevention Lessons
We’re committed to helping keep kids safe in and around water by providing free drowning prevention lessons across multiple counties at select YMCA family centers during Safety Around Water Week.
Registration is ongoing
Blanchard Park YMCA, Frank DeLuca YMCA, Golden Triangle YMCA, J. Douglas Williams YMCA, Lake Nona YMCA, Osceola County YMCA, South Orlando YMCA, Tangelo Park YMCA, Wayne Densch YMCA
Childhood drowning is preventable. Here are a few water safety tips from our YMCA Aquatics team to help keep your family safe in and around water!
Practice Good Hygiene
Use plastic swim diapers for infants and young children. Many public pools require them. Note where changing areas are located and use these designated, sanitized changing spots.
Avoid Water Wings
Don’t use air-filled swimming aids like water wings in place of life jackets or life preservers. Using air-filled swimming aids can give parents and children a false sense of security, which may increase the risk of drowning. These air-filled aids are toys and aren’t designed to be personal flotation devices as they can deflate if they become punctured or unplugged.
Water Safety Tips & Assets
Designate a Water Watcher
Remain at a Safe Distance
Look Before You Leap
Our YMCA Aquatics team has put together dry-land home activities—no pool required! These home activities help to develop good form and build stamina. When the skill has been mastered on land, it becomes easier to perform in the water.
Your child’s safety is our priority. Find out more about our commitment to keeping kids safe.
Get in Touch
Do you have a question about Safety Around Water Week? Let us know!
Offerings include Fishing, Wacky Water Sports, Endurance Sports and Games, and more!