Water Safety Program

Be Water Smart from the Start

As a leader in drowning prevention, the YMCAs of Tampa Bay have teamed up with the Tampa Bay Rays to remind you to be Water Smart from the Start. The Y offers a variety of swim safety programs for both children and adults. This summer, make the Y your home base for water safety. It’s never too late to save a life.


In addition to swim lessons, the Y teaches children and families essential water skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them and safely satisfy their curiosity.

Give your child:

  • The opportunity to build confidence around water
  • The accomplishment of learning new skills
  • The benefits of healthy exercise
  • The lifetime gift of staying safe around water

Over eight weeks, a typical 40 minute session includes:

  • Exercises to help kids adjust to being in water
  • Instruction in “Jump, Push, Turn, Grab” and “Swim, Float, Swim,” two skill sets kids can use if they unexpectedly find themselves in the water
  • Specific safety topics, like what to do if you see someone in the water who needs help
  • Fun activities that reinforce skills

Sign Up for Swim Lessons

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