YMCA of Central Ohio

Thank you National Swimming Pool Foundation




Thank you to the National Swimming Pool Foundation for their $10,000 grant to kick-start the Safety Around Water Program.  This grant will be very helpful in the development of the program and could generate more support for next year.

The YMCA’s Safety Around Water program helps to make sure youth learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely.  Through learning how to perform a sequenced set of skills over eight lessons of 40 minutes each, the risk of drowning is reduced, giving your child confidence in and around water.

A typical session includes exercises to help kids adjust to being in water, specific safety topics like what to do if you see someone in the water who needs help, and fun activities that reinforce skills.  Swimming lessons are associated with an 88% reduction in the risk of drowning in ages 1-4.

Sign up for your child for lessons now. Visit http://www.ymcacolumbus.org/swim-lessons for more information.