Lexington, KY (May 24, 2013)—The YMCA of Central Kentucky is offering a Water Safety Day program on Friday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public, the two-hour class is open to all ages. Topics include teaching basic water safety skills in and around the water, basic floating and arm movement techniques, backyard and beach safety, sun safety and what to do in the case of a water emergency.
The programs will be offered at four area locations:
Beaumont Centre Family YMCA at 3251 Beaumont Circle
High Street YMCA at 239 East High Street
North Lexington YMCA at 381 Loudon Ave
Nicholasville/Jessamine Co. Aquatic Center at 300 Martin Luther King Blvd Nicholasville
“The Y’s Water Safety Day is not just for kids,” said Trisha Rayner, Chief Operating Officer for the YMCA of Central Kentucky. “Regardless if you are four or forty, this class will serve as an important reminder of respecting the water and learning basic water safety skills. If we avert even one death or injury, then it was worth this effort.”
The Y has one of the longest-running swim and safety programs in the country, offering swim lessons and life guard certification all summer.
Did you know . . .
Drowning is the second-leading cause of injury and death among children under the age of 14.
Males are four times more likely to die from unintentional drowning compared to females.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the three leading contributing factors in youth drowning are lapses in adult supervision, alcohol and inadequate swimming ability.
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