The Y encourages kids and adults to have fun when in and around the water, but to always make safety their first priority. The YMCA recommends the following safety tips for children and adults:
·Only swim when and where there is lifeguard on duty; never swim alone.
·Adults should constantly watch children in and near the water. If multiple adults are in the vicinity, designate a “water watcher” so everyone knows who is “on duty.”
·Inexperienced swimmers should take precaution and wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal floatation device (PFD) when in, on or around the water.
·Children who are beginners should stay within arm's reach of an adult in the water.
As a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y works to ensure everyone has an opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. This philosophy drives the YMCA of Selma Dallas County’s commitment to help children and adults experience the joy and benefits of swimming.
At the YMCA of Selma Dallas County, programs for children and adults include family swim, lap swim, water aerobics, as well as swimming lessons.
To learn more about the YMCA’s swim programs, please contact Teal Cabe at 334-874-9622 or
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