Drowning Prevention

Teaching children how to be safe around water is one of the most important life skills the YMCA can provide. 

  • 3 kids die every day from drowning
  • Drowning is the second-leading cause of death for kids ages 5-14
  • 88% of kids who drown do so under adult supervision
  • 60% of kids who drown are within 10 feet of safety

Drowning is preventable and the Y is committed to teaching all children how to swim through swim instruction and our Y Splash water safety program.

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