YMCA of Greater Houston

YMCA Water Wise

Water-Wise.jpgBuilding on a foundation of more than 100 years of swim instruction, the YMCA has established the YMCA Water Wise water safety initiative. This initiative has the aggressive goal of eliminating drownings through water safety education and awareness, and through teaching swimming skills.

Water Safety Tips

Speakers Bureau

The YMCA of the Greater Houston Area provides ongoing educational information through a speaker's bureau of experts.

If you would like to schedule a presentation for a community group, please email waterwise@ymcahouston.org.


Our Partners

We are pleased to team up with strong partners in the Greater Houston Area who share our commitment to eliminating drownings in our communities. The YMCA Water Wise initiative aims to teach water safety to residents in apartment communities with the Houston Apartment Association.

strives to assist the communities where we do business by supporting initiatives that enrich and enhance the lives of the people who live there. From sponsoring charity bike rides to helping out around town, they are always ready to lend a hand.

MakeaSplash_small.jpgThe USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash initiative is a national child-focused water safety campaign, which aims to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to swim. Through Make a Splash, the USA Swimming Foundation partners with learn-to-swim providers and water safety advocates across the country to provide swimming lessons and educate children and their families on the importance of learning how to swim. The USA Swimming Foundation has invested millions of dollars to provide grants to qualified Local Partner learn-to-swim programs, to spread national awareness, and to bring together strategic partners to end drowning. To date, more than 2 million children have received the lifesaving gift of swim lessons through the USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash Local Partner network, comprised of more than 600 qualified lesson providers across the nation. To learn more, visit www.usaswimmingfoundation.org/makeasplash.