YMCA Partners with Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children to Promote Safe Start Infant Water Survival Program
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
Drowning is the No. 1 killer of children under age 5 in Florida.
It only takes a few minutes for a child to drown or sustain serious, life-altering injuries. Children, as young as 6 months of age, can learn to save themselves in a drowning situation by using the self-rescue techniques taught in the YMCA of Central Florida’s Safe Start program. Unlike other swimming programs, Safe Start combines safe swimming lessons with lifesaving skills that teach your child to survive in the water.
YMCA Kicks off the Summer Season with Water Safety Program
Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
The YMCA of Central Florida kicked off the summer season on Saturday, May 17, with a Splash Bash Celebration, where more than 160 minority youth received free swim lessons. The celebration, promoting water safety and water survival techniques, was held at four YMCA locations, which included the Wayne Densch YMCA, South Orlando YMCA, Blanchard Park YMCA and the Osceola YMCA.
According to the USA Swimming Foundation, about 70 percent of African-American children and 58 percent of Hispanic chil