Safety Around Water Week

at Lafayette Y, Johnstown Y, Longmont Y, Boulder Y

During Safety Around Water week, May 31-June 3, the YMCA of Northern Colorado will provide free swim lessons to local children and adults at YMCAs in Lafayette, Johnstown, Longmont and Boulder. Safety Around Water swim lesson participants will be introduced to: 

  • Basic swim skills like floating, blowing bubbles and making forward progress 
  • Safety skills like CPR, identifying safe swimming areas and water rescue techniques like Reach or Throw, Don’t Go
  • Survival skills like pushing off the bottom and resurfacing – jump, push, turn, grab – and rolling between the front and back – swim, float, swim

The YMCA first introduced the concept of group swim lessons more than 110 years ago, and today, more than a million children receive swim lessons at YMCAs across the country. The Safety Around Water program is a standardized YMCA program designed to teach children and adults who are at risk of drowning basic water safety skills. 

According to Y-USA, 

  • 90% of U.S. parents think swimming is a key life skill for their children 
  • 24% U.S. parents have low confidence in relation to water-related activities or bodies of water
  • 3 in 10 U.S. parents have not prioritized water safety because of affordability concerns 

We invite children and adults who have not had swim lessons to join us for this vital drowning-prevention program. Register today to learn these life-saving skills! 

Register for Safety Around Water

Click here to watch our Safety Around Water video, "Everybody Can Learn to Swim" ("Por la Seguridad de Mis Hijos")

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