Safety Around water

The world is 71% Water.
Children are 100% curious

Safety Around Water

2018 Summer Water Safety Program

Drowning can happen nearly anywhere with standing water. But, as a parent or caregiver, you can’t keep your children sidelined. You need to equip them 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. The Greater Birmingham YMCA Safety Around Water Program is designed to engage and educate youth and parents about the importance of water safety skills and provide more of America’s youth access to water safety lessons. 

Free service to the community

5, 30-minute lessons
Through Safety Around Water, children learn fundamental water safety and swimming skills. Kids will participate in five, 30-minute lessons throughout the course of the week. Kids and adults alike will learn how to respond if they find themselves in unexpected water situations, from how to reach the water’s surface if they submerge to safely reaching a pool’s edge or exiting any body of water in addition to the basic strokes, proper breathing, and technique. 


June Session 

Registration June 14 • 6-7 p.m. at the YMCA Youth Center, 2400 7th Avenue, North, Birmingham, AL 35203
Class June 18 - 22 | Youth & Adults | 5:30-8:00 p.m.

July Session 

Registration July 12 • 6-7 p.m. at the YMCA Youth Center, 2400 7th Avenue, North, Birmingham, AL 35203
Class July 16-20 | Youth & Adults | 5:30-8:00 p.m.

To give to the Safety Around Water Program, one of the many worthy causes of the YMCA of Greater Birmingham, click the donate button below.


For additional information contact the YMCA Youth Center at (205) 324-1643.


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