The YMCAs of Lincoln also offer specific classes in addition to swimming lessons that are designed to teach children, ages one to three years old, life-saving techniques.

YMCA Float For Life in Partnership with Josh the Otter

 

The YMCAs of Lincoln also offer specific classes in addition to swimming lessons that are designed to teach children, ages one to three years old, life-saving techniques.

Classes are designed to teach children ages 1 to 3 years old how to breathe by rolling over to their backs and floating. This life-saving technique can give children those few extra seconds that may ultimately save their life.

Individually, children will learn safety skills used throughout life. They will learn to float first, swim to the side and move in and out of the water comfortably. Classes are one-on-one with the instructor. Parents will not get in the water for these classes. Each class will be determined by child's personal progress. This program is a skills-learned program, and will not receive a "grade" at the end of the session. When skills are completed, enroll your child into our YMCA Swim Program for stroke development and refinement.

Classes meet twice a week for six weeks. Each class is 15 minutes long. Ten minutes are in the water and five minutes are for parent education/communication.

Josh the Otter Water Safety & Awareness Project's mission is to educate children and adults worldwide about water safety through utilization of drowning prevention campaigns and early childhood safety training. For more information, visit joshtheotter.org.

 

 

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