Archive for Wednesday, June 5, 2013

YMCA takes part in free, worldwide swim lesson

June 5, 2013

Several locations of The YMCA of Greater Kansas City, including the Bonner Springs location at 2251 S. 138th St., will participate in the “World’s Largest Swimming Lesson” at 10 a.m. June 18.

The locations will offer a free, 45-minute lesson that includes swim safety skills and emphasizes the importance of swim lessons to help prevent drowning.

The YMCA also encourages at least one adult to actively watch swimmers over the summer and is offering free Water Watcher badges on coil wristbands to help ensure there is a responsible adult monitoring the water when children are swimming.

Whoever holds the badge is responsible for watching the water, making sure everyone is accounted for and ok, and having a phone available to call 911 in an emergency. The Water Watcher avoids distractions such as talking or texting on a cell phone, reading and talking to friends.

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