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.
Registration - Until 3/16/2020 ONLINE (add link) or at the Downtown YMCA, 2101 4th Avenue, North, Birmingham, AL 35203
Class - March 23rd - 27th, 2020 | Youth & Adults | 2:00pm - 5:00 p.m. at the DOWNTOWN YMCA.
Registration - TBD at the YMCA Youth Center, 2400 7th Avenue, North, Birmingham, AL 35203
Class - June TBD | Youth & Adults | 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the YMCA Youth Center.
Registration - TBD - at the YMCA Youth Center, 2400 7th Avenue, North, Birmingham, AL 35203
Class - July TBD | Youth & Adults | 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the YMCA Youth Center.
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.
MISSION: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
VISION: We will lead our community to become the healthiest in America.
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