THE WORLD IS 70% WATER

YOUR CHILD IS 100% CURIOUS

 

This program is free for families of non-swimmers and for ages 3-11 in Whatcom County. Please use Promo Code SAW-BC to receive the program FREE when registering.

  • Please do not arrive early for swim lessons. Access to the pool area will be allowed 3-4 minutes prior to lesson start time. After lessons please exit the pool area promptly to allow for appropriate social distancing.

  • Questions about Safety Around Water? Please contact Aquatics Director, Davd Millican, 360 255 0637 or email, dmillican@whatcomymca.org.

  • Each class must have a minimum of 3 students for the class to run.

Safety Around Water 

WINTER

Wednesdays

January 11th through March 1st (8 lessons)
March 8th through April 26th (8 lessons)

Preschool 
4:30-5:00

Youth
5:00-5:30

Cost: FREE | Please use Promo Code SAW-BC to receive the program FREE when registering.

Registration Opens December 1

WINTER

Saturdays

Jan 14th through March 4th (8 lessons)
March 11th through April 29th (8 lessons)

Preschool 
12:00-12:30

Youth
12:30-1:00

Cost: FREE | Please use Promo Code SAW-BC to receive the program FREE when registering.

Registration Opens December 1

SAFETY AROUND WATER REGISTRATION

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. 

 

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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