THE WORLD IS 70% WATER

YOUR CHILD IS 100% CURIOUS

 

This program is for families of non-swimmers and is FREE for ages 3-17 in Whatcom County.

 

Please note the following guidelines:

  • 2 Families up to 5; 2 Adults with 2-3 children, parents must be able to be directly hands-on with children under 6 and non-swimmers, this may be managed by taking turns if children are old enough to sit on deck.
     
  • Due to our capacity limit mandates by the State of Washington, children not directly participating in swim lessons are not allowed on the pool deck due to capacity limits.
     
  • Please arrive for swim lessons NO MORE than 7 minutes before your lesson time for proper social distancing. 

TEACHING SKILLS, THAT SAVE LIVES

 

Drowning can happen nearly anywhere with standing water. As a parent or caregiver, you need to equip your children 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.

 

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. For more information.

 

The Y will provide a program to help children learn how to respond if they find themselves in an unexpected water situation, from how to reach the water’s surface if they submerge, to safely reaching a pool’s edge and exiting any body of water.

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