DID YOU KNOW:

Drowning is the second leading cause of death of children under the age of 14 in Texas. To ensure safety around water:

  • Know that any depth of water is dangerous

  • Place barriers around water

  • Always designate or be a water watcher - be diligent!

  • Remember drowning is quiet and quick 

  • Learn water rescue skills and CPR

  • Take formal swimming lessons

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Houston Coalition for Drowning Elimination

We are pleased to collaborate with leaders in the Greater Houston area who share our commitment to eliminating drowning in our communities. Learn more and find additional information on water safety from members of the coalition:

  • City of Houston Fire Department

  • City of Houston Health and Human Services 

  • Texas Children’s Hospital Center 

  • Houston Apartment Association

  • The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals

How the YMCA is working to eliminate drowning:

SWIM LESSONS

We teach children life-saving swim skills. Learn more>

GO FOR GREEN

If a child is enrolled in our day camp program, and they do not pass the swim test, they will automatically be given swim lessons during pool time to make them more capable and confident in the water.

SAFETY AROUND WATER & YMCA WATER WISE

We partner with school districts, apartment complexes and other community partners to provide free swim lessons to those who would otherwise not have access to swim lessons. Learn more>