SAFETY 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.
Dani Englebert, YMCA of the Fox Cities COO, explains the importance of water safety:
It's time to freshen up on swimming safety tips when the weather turns hot. Swim lessons at the Y teach children water and personal safety skills. They also educate parents about the dangers around water and how to be vigilant.
Watch NBC26's Brooke Hafs Health Connection feature about YMCA of the Fox Cities swimming safety: