help keep your kids safe
Drowning continues to be the leading cause of unintentional injury death among children 1-4 years and teens 15-19 years across the country. In 2019, our community (Pima County) had the first year on record that resulted in no children drowning. This is a true testament to the commitment of like-minded organizations who are committed to spreading the message of the A, B, C’s of water safety.
The Y is committed to educating our community about water safety through events like Swimfest in partnership with News 4 Tucson Lifesaver. Although this event was virtual in 2021 (and 2020), we still were able to provide invaluable water safety education to children and families in our community. Additionally, we were able to provide:
- eight, free swim lessons to over 500 hundred children at local YMCAs
- 1,200 Safety Around Water activity boxes to families across southern Arizona
We encourage all individuals to keep water safety in mind, no matter what time of the year. Take the Water Watcher Pledge below to do your part in keeping kids safe in and around the water.