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Mark Your Calendar: Safety Around Water Day is Saturday, June 10th!


Community Sponsor: Clarity Pool Management | Learn to Swim Partner: Kiwanis Club of Greenville, SC

Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity. The Y’s Safety Around Water Day event can help you make sure they learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely.

Safety Around Water programs are taught by a certified instructor, who 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  
  • An activity that teaches children about specific safety topics such as pool rules and boating safety
  • A fun game to encourage comfort and activity around water

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.


Sign up for a FREE Water Safety lesson Saturday, June 10! Open to the community!


  • Caine Halter Family YMCA
  • Eastside Family YMCA
  • YMCA Program Center at Adams Mill
  • Furman University Physical Activities Center

Register Now (For Kids 6-12) >>      Volunteer For Safety Around Water Day >>


Is Safety Around Water Day free?

Yes, but we do require registration as spots are limited. Please register starting May 22!

Do you have to be a Y member to participate?

Not at all! Our Safety Around Water programs are open to anyone in the community who wants their children to learn how to be safe in and around water.

Age & Skill Groups

We will be teaching all participants -- ages 6-12 years old -- basic comfort and survival swimming skills while working toward building confidence around water.

Can I Volunteer?

Safety Around Water Day is a great chance to volunteer - your help will ensure that each child has a great experience. Click the button below, and search for "Water Safety."