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How to Keep Kids Safe Around Water

Swimming is one of the most popular warm weather pastimes for children, but it’s also the second leading cause of injury for children under the age of 14. Here's how parents can help their children enjoy the water and be safer around it by taking a few simple measures.

By: Mollie Shauger | Jun 20, 2019

Aquatics

The Importance of Swimming Lessons

Swim lessons are a great way to prepare young swimmers to enjoy the water in a much safer way. Here at the YMCA, we offer a number of learn-to-swim classes for swimmers of all ages. Beyond enjoyment, swim lessons offer new swimmers a number of benefits that can last a lifetime.

By: Mollie Shauger | Jun 20, 2019

Aquatics

'Dry Drowning': What You Need to Know

Terms like “dry drowning” or “secondary drowning” have been used to describe scenarios where a child was submerged in water and later developed respiratory problems. Health experts are now using a more concise and accurate description - drowning.

By: Mollie Shauger | Jun 17, 2019