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Safe Swim Program - July 10 - July 20, 2017, 6:30 PM, Mondays, Tuesdays, We...

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Eastside YMCA

1500 Sandy Lane

Fort Worth, Texas 76112

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The Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition's mission is to prevent drowning deaths in Fort Worth.

  • Texas leads the nation in pool drowning deaths
  • Tarrant County ranks high in the state for total and per capita pediatric drowning deaths
  • 60% of children who drown in Fort Worth are <4 y.o., Anglo who drown in backyard pools
  • Drowning ranks fifth among adults and second among children as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States
  • 70% of African American children, 60% of Latino children and 40% of Caucasian children have low or no swimming ability


This program is a water safety and drowning prevention class for ages 3 to 103 y.o. If you already know how to swim, or if you have taken our class in the past, we'd love to recruit you as a volunteer to help save lives, but please do not register multiple times and deny a nonswimming community member the opportunity to be safe in the water. Thank you!

Upon completion of all 8 lessons each participant will receive a US Coast Guard approved life jacket and a certificate of completion.

Where: Eastside YMCA, 1500 Sandy Lane, Fort Worth, Texas 76112

When: July 10 - July 20, 2017 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)

Time: 6:30 to 7:00 PM

Attendance at all lessons is required. A child may not participate without an adult caregiver in attendance.

Curriculum Goals:

  1. Water Comfort - face & head in the water
  2. Floating - demonstrated ability to float
  3. Tread Water - demonstrated ability to tread water
  4. Safely travel 10 yards in water
  5. State 3 of 5 rules of water safety

These drowning prevention sessions are for those who wish to learn life saving skills. Parents or siblings that can swim do not need to register or pay for attendance. Parents will be invited to participate in on-deck water safety education classes at the same time as students are in the water. Life guards, instructors and swim buddies will provide a safe and fun experience for each student in the water.

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Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

We invite any non-swimmer ages 3 to 103 y.o. to participate

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Bring a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen for each participant.

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