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YMCA Locations That Offer Special Needs Swimming Instructions - REDUCE THE RISK!

June 18, 2012   

Physical Fitness, General Health & WellbeingSports & Exercise; SafetyGeneral Safety; Wandering & Bolting; Water Safety;

Did you know...

  • Drowning is a leading cause of injury-related death in children
  • For each drowning death, it is estimated that at least 1 to 4 children suffer a serious nonfatal submersion event, many of which leave children with permanent disabilities
  • Children with Autism are more likely to be drawn to water than most children and often have a tendency to act on impulse and quietly wander away from their caregivers
  • Children drown without a sound
  • Children can drown in as little as 1 inch of water
  • Nearly 9 in 10 drowning-related deaths occur while a child is being supervised

Teaching your child how to swim can save his or her life!

Click here for a list of YMCA locations that offer Special Needs Swimming Instructions, sorted alphabetically, by State.