Drowning can happen nearly anywhere with standing water. By equipping kids with the tools they need to be safe and confident in and around water, they’ll reap the health benefits of exercise, bond with family and friends and take pride in their new skills safely.
The Safety Around Water program is designed to provide access to pools and basic swimming skills and water safety for children who do not have access to swim lessons.
The Safety Around Water program typically takes place during the summer.
Safety Around Water is provided at no cost to participants.
3 to 14 years
Safety Around Water curriculum:
The Safety Around Water program is designed to provide access to pools and basic swimming skills and water safety for children who do not have access to swim lessons. The curriculum is designed to teach children the basic skills necessary to swim 10 feet back to safety. The following skills are assessed:
- Putting face in water
- Submerging head
- Jump in, turn and grab wall without assistance or flotation
- Swim at least 5 feet without flotation
- Back float
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