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Safety Around Water

Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity.The YMCA’s Safety Around Water program for ages 5 to 12 can help ensure sure children learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely.

SAW is composed of eight 30-minute sessions to reduce the risk of drowning by giving children confidence in and around water. The program is geared for unintended entries into the water and safety. Our goal is to teach children how to float, tread and exit the water if they fall in. The levels build on skill sequences to enable a child to help save themselves or tread/float long enough for help to arrive.

A typical Safety Around Water session includes:



Daviess County Family YMCA
405 NE 3rd Street, Washington, Indiana 47501