With increased access to beaches, lakes and pools, summer fun can quickly turn to danger for kids across the country. Swim lessons are an important youth development opportunity that ensure young children have self-rescuing skills, but adult supervision is always necessary when it comes to water safety.
Four tips that will save kids’ lives this summer:
1. Teach children to always ask permission to go near water
2. Never leave a child unattended in a bath tub
3. Empty kiddie pools immediately after use
4. When visiting a new home, check the premises for potential water hazards
Looking for more tips and support?
The YMCA is committed to nurturing kids’ full potential by keeping them safe during summer camp and every day year-round. Click here to learn more about our Safety Around Water swim programs.