TEACHING SKILLS THAT SAVE LIVES

KIWANIS LEARN-TO-SWIM 

DATES: June 14-17 (Program Week 1) & August 16-19 (Program Week 2)

TIMES AVAILABLE:  8:00 am – 8:00 pm (Child attends all 4 days; each lesson is 30 minutes)

REGISTRATION:  Open for Program Week 2

DEADLINE:  3 days prior to each program week

Kiwanis Learn-to-Swim, sponsored by the Y and the Fond du Lac Noon Kiwanis, is free to community participants ages 4-12, to learn how to be safe in and around water.  

One session per child only.  Registration is in person at the Y, online, or by calling the Y at 920.921.3330.  Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Levels available to register for include beginner, intermediate and advanced. Children will attend each day at the Y at the time registered for.  

PROGRAM FLYER


WHAT IS KIWANIS LEARN-TO-SWIM?

This 4-day water safety program offers basic swimming skills that help reduce the risk of drowning and builds confidence in and around water.


THE IMPORTANCE OF WATER SAFETY

Drowning can happen nearly anywhere with standing water. But, as a parent or caregiver, you can’t keep your kids sidelined. You need to equip your children with the tools they need to be confident in and around water so they don’t lose out on the health benefits of exercise, the opportunities to bond with family and friends and the sense of accomplishment when they learn new skills. Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity. The Kiwanis Learn-To-Swim Program can help you make sure your children learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them.



A TYPICAL SESSION INCLUDES:

--Exercises to help kids adjust to being in water

--Instruction in “Jump, Push, Turn, Grab” and “Swim, Float, Swim,” two skill sets kids can use if they unexpectedly find themselves in the water

--Specific safety topics like what to do if you see someone in the water who needs help

--Fun activities that reinforce skills


For more information, email Jennie at jmildebrandt@fdlymca.org.