Did you know . . .
- Three kids die every day from drowning
- Drowning is the second-leading cause of death for kids age 5-14
- African American children ages 5-14 are 3 times more likely to drown than their white peers
- 70% of African American and 60% of Hispanic children cannot swim, compared to just 40% of Caucasian children
- 88% of kids who drown do so under adult supervision
- 60% of kids who drown are within 10 feet of safety
- Drowning is preventable
- Participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children one to four years old
Check out the Y’s Safety Around Water Events for June 2016.
More than 1 million kids take swimming lessons at the Y every year. Whether you’re a small child or an adult, the Y swimming instructors offer lessons for you.
Visit Capital District YMCA Swimming Lessons to learn more.