Swim lessons are available to kids and adults.
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
Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity. The YMCA’s Swimming and Watery Safety program can help you make sure they learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely.
Is a program offered at the Salina Family YMCA to our local area 2nd graders, at no cost to schools or parents. It has been show that one way to help reduced drowning incidents among children ages 5 through 12 is to teach water safety education in elementary schools and other youth programs. By learning how to perform sequenced set of skills (jump, push, turn, grab and swim-float-swim), the risk of drowning is reduced.
SAWS instructors spend one hour in each classroom presenting and discussing a variety or water safety topics, using videos and activities that educate and entertain students. These classroom sessions are deigned to increase awareness of safety around water and promote healthy water activities. After the class room session, student are bused to the Y to learn in-water skills, designed to increase confidence in and around water, teach swimming skills at three different levels of experience, practice what to do in water emergency, and have lots of fun!
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 Y is a volunteer-led, community-owned, 501c3 nonprofit organization, and any income is reinvested to meet local needs.