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“During a [beach trip], my daughter found herself in deep water over her head. During her YMCA swim lessons she learned how to turn on her back and yell for help and waited until I could reach her. We returned to the sand safely and at that moment I was grateful to God, Ms. Ellie, and the YMCA for teaching my daughter exactly what to do in this situation." - Victoria
Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity. The YMCA’s Swim School and Safety Around Water programs can help make sure people of all ages can learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities to satisfy their curiosity, safely.