YMCA of Greater Houston Provides Access to Water Safety Education at Splash Bash 2021

The no-cost, 30-minute community water safety class will be offered at 19 Houston area locations on June 12

The YMCA of Greater Houston believes that everyone should have access to water safety education and is inviting all families to participate in a 30-minute water safety class at no cost at various Y locations, Saturday, June 12.

According to the Center for Disease Control formal swim lessons can reduce drowning by 88% and for every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency care for non-fatal submersion injuries. Non-fatal submersion, also known as ‘near-drowning,’ can also be just as devasting as drowning as it is typically the last stage before death and can result in long-term effects.

Drowning is the second leading cause of death in children under the age of 14 in Texas. Teaching children how to swim and be safe around water is one of the most important life skills parents can help their children learn.

Children ages three and up are invited to participate in a 30-minute water safety class, compliments of the YMCA, to assess swim abilities, offer kids a taste of swim lessons at the Y, and provide parent/guardians with important tools for drowning and near-drowning prevention.

Classes will be offered at YMCA locations across the Houston area. Classes are limited, times vary by location and pre-registration is required.

The Y is grateful to its donors for their generous contributions and being an integral player for making these educational water safety programs and community events available to all. All Safety Around Water classes and programs offered through the Y are possible because of the financial contributions of donors and grant funding. This year, the YMCA of Greater Houston received grant funding from the USA Swimming Foundation.

June 12, 2021
Times vary depending on location, see below

Brenda & John Duncan YMCA | Classes at 12 p.m., 12:45 p.m., 1:30 p.m.
10655 Clay Rd.
Houston, TX 77041

D. Bradley McWilliams YMCA | Classes at 1:30 p.m., 2:50 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
19915 SH 249
Houston, TX 77070

Fort Bend YMCA | Classes at 11:15 a.m., 12 p.m.
4433 Cartwright Rd.
Missouri City, TX 77459

Harriet & Joe Foster YMCA | Classes at 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m.
1234 W. 34th St.
Houston, TX 77018

Lake Houston Family YMCA | Classes at 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m.
2420 W. Lake Houston Parkway
Kingwood, TX 77339

Langham Creek Family YMCA | Classes at 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m.
Adaptive class for this location will also be at 4 p.m.
16725 Longenbaugh Dr.
Houston, TX 77095

Mark A. Chapman Family YMCA | Classes at 12 p.m., 12:45 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:15 p.m.
1350 Main St.
Katy, TX 77494

M.D. Anderson Family YMCA | Classes at 11 a.m., 11:45 a.m.
705 Calvacade
Houston, TX 77009

Monty Ballard Family YMCA | Classes at 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m.
22807 Westheimer Parkway
Katy, TX 77494

Perry Family YMCA | Classes at 12 p.m., 12:45 p.m., 1:30 p.m.
1700 League City Pkwy
League City, TX 77573

Tellepsen Family YMCA | Classes at 12:30 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2 p.m.
808 Pease St.
Houston, TX 77002

Houston Texans Family YMCA | Classes at 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
5202 Griggs Rd.,
Houston, TX 77021

Trotter Family YMCA | Classes at 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m.
1331 Augusta Dr.
Houston, TX 77057

Vic Coppinger Family YMCA | Classes at 8:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m.
2700 YMCA Dr.
Houston, TX 77581

Weekley Family YMCA | Classes at 12:30 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2 p.m.
7101 Stella Link Rd
Houston, TX 77025

Wendel D. Ley Family YMCA | Classes at 9:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11 a.m.
15055 Wallisville Rd.
Houston, TX 77049

Branch Crossing Family YMCA | Classes at 3:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m.
8100 Ashlane Way
The Woodlands, TX 77382

Shadowbend Family YMCA | Classes at 1:30 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m.
6145 Shadowbend
The Woodlands, TX 77382

Alief Family YMCA | Adaptive Classes available 1 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m.
7850 Howell-Sugarland Rd.
Houston, TX 77083

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