The Y is committed to raising awareness around the preventable tragedy that is youth drowning.
Swim lessons are an essential part of keeping kids safe in and around the water, but there’s no substitution for parental or adult supervision. Often times when everyone is watching the kids; that means no one is watching the kids. There should always be someone designated to watch the kids, especially when they’re around water.
SO, HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Help us increase water safety awareness within the community. The more we get the word out, the more likely we are to prevent another death. The first step is to take our Water Watcher pledge!
WATER WATCHER PLEDGE
Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children ages 1-4 and the second leading cause of death for children ages 5-14. Together, we can eliminate these statistics. Help prevent these tragedies by becoming a WATER WATCHER by agreeing to:
WATER WATCHER Pledge
Always actively watch children around water.
- Making sure an adult is within arm’s reach of young children in the water.
- Swim near a lifeguard and never swim alone.
- Reach or throw an object, don’t go into the water, to help a swimmer who is in trouble.
- Enroll children in swim lessons to help them stay safe around water.
- Learn CPR.