Water Safety Programs

Safety Around Water Program

Through the Safety Around Water (SAW) program, Tampa Bay area children can receive free water safety and swim lessons at 11 Tampa Y locations in Hillsborough and East Pasco counties. The Tampa YMCA is hosting its free Safety Around Water sessions in Spring 2023.

The SAW program is free and open to all 3-12-year-old beginners and non-swimmers in the Tampa Bay community. During the two-day course, certified instructors teach kids a sequenced set of skills that will reduce the risk of drowning and give them confidence in and around water. Participants must be present on the first day of the class and bring their own swimsuit and towel. A YMCA membership is NOT required; however, due to limited space, pre-registration is required. Contact your local Tampa YMCA with any questions. Other participating Y associations include YMCA of the SuncoastManatee Family YMCA and SKY Family YMCA

Contact your local YMCA to register!