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.

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