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

SAVE A LIFE. BECOME A WATER WATCHER.

As we head into summer, it is critical that water safety remains at the forefront of everyone's mind. Save a life tomorrow by becoming a WATER WATCHER today!

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
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Holly's Story

"Water safety is very important to us as we lost our son Christopher Jr. in a drowning accident in 2007 while he was visiting his grandparents in Colorado. All the wrong stars aligned that evening, and being a 22-month-old, curious and active boy, who LOVED the water, found an open door to the pool."  

Want more Water Safety Tips?

Swimming is great exercise, as well as a fun way to spend time together as a family. Unfortunately, many people don't realize how dangerous swimming can be without careful preparation.