Our beaches and lakes are perfect for your kids to cool off with their friends.
But how do you keep them safe while they still have fun in the sun?
It’s a startling but true fact: drowning is one of the leading causes of preventable death in children. So before you hit the pool or beach this summer, ensure you are aware of the dangers.
Daily Hive has teamed up with YMCA of Greater Vancouver to compile a list of 11 ways that you can keep your kids safe in and around water.
The YMCA believes learning to swim is a critical life skill and that’s why they’re offering free water safety seminars on Saturday, June 10, 17 and 24. You don’t have to be a YMCA member to take part either.
Just by signing up, you’ll get instruction from a highly qualified YMCA instructor, learn essential water safety practices, and survival swimming skills.
The classes are available for both parents and children and have been designed to help them gain confidence and the skills to get water safe. Afterwards, each participant will get a skill assessment card of their swim level.
For more information, visit YMCA online. And to get involved, sign up at your nearest YMCA membership desk or call your local branch.
Location: 282 West 49th Avenue
Location: 955 Burrard Street
Locations: 14988 57 Avenue, Surrey
Location: 45844 Hocking Avenue, Chilliwack
When: June 10, 17, and 24
Where: YMCA locations across Vancouver
Price: Free – sign up through your local YMCA