YMCA of El Paso

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development
Safety Around Water

Open to the public

Safety Around Water is a program designed to reduce children’s risk of drowning by teaching them basic water safety skills. It’s built on a foundation of overall safety and risk prevention that reflects the Y's commitment to the well-being of all.

  • Pre-Swimming Skills
  • Rescue Skills
  • $5.00 for the week

Loya Safety Around Water (PDF)
Bowling Safety Around Water (PDF)
Westside Safety Around Water (PDF)

Click here for information on regular swim lesson sessions


Water 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 an arm's reach of an adult in the water.

For more water safety tips and drowning prevention facts, visit the Centers for Disease Control at: http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Water-Safety/waterinjuries-factsheet.html.