At the Stamford Family Y, we believe a child’s safety in and around water should never be left to chance. To reduce the risk of drowning and give kids more confidence in and around water, we offer free water safety lessons to the community each session throughout the year.
What is Safety Around Water?
This 8-day course, taught by certified instructors, teaches children two sets of skills that will reduce the risk of drowning and give them confidence in and around water.
A typical session includes:
Exercises to help children adjust to being in water
Instruction in “Jump, Push, Turn, Grab” and “Swim, Float, Swim,” two skill sets children can use if they unexpectedly find themselves in the water
Specific safety topics like what to do if you see someone in the water who needs help
Fun activities that reinforce skills
Help Keep Your Children Safe
Drowning can happen nearly anywhere with standing water. But, as a parent or caregiver, you can’t keep your children sidelined. You need to equip them with the tools they need to be confident in and around water so they don’t lose out on the health benefits of exercise, the opportunities to bond with family and friends and the sense of accomplishment when they learn new skills.
To Learn More
Contact Natalia Aponte at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-357-7000 ext. 120