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Water Safety in Schools

Our Water Safety in Schools program recognizes that it is not always possible to get a classroom of children to the pool to learn swim skills. However, there are many water safety rules we can teach in the classroom. Our foundation will visit classes and small groups for a water safety story time. We use songs and books with fun characters to engage kids and empower them to make safer choices around water. We strive to be able to donate a drowning prevention story book to each child that we read. When a child takes home a book and shares its water safety message with her parents and siblings, we have exponentially increased our reach. We strive to donate a drowning prevention story book to each child at every presentation. If you would like us to visit your class or would like help implementing a Water Safety Story Time, please contact us.

Swim for life

Many people within our community often do not learn the critical water safety and swimming skills to keep them safe. The Y is working to address this important issue by offering Swim for Life, a free water safety and swimming program. With so many bodies of water throughout the Wilmington area, it is critical that we provide individuals with the basic knowledge of water safety to reduce the risk of drowning or injury.  

Learn more, see current classes and register today at the YMCA OF SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA

Brunswick School of FISH

Brunswick School of FISH is a partnership between BCC Fitness & Aquatics Center and the Jack Helbig Memorial Foundation.

Swim Scholarships will be provided for local children to take swimming lessons FREE of charge that have not been able to attend due to cost. After being chosen through an application process, they will then begin their eight week session of learning basic swimming and water safety skills that will help them be safer in and around the water.

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