Get Water Safe: Prevent Drowning

The YMCA of South Palm Beach County is part of a county-wide drowning prevention initiative and we are asking our community to, “Get Water Safe, Palm Beach County!”

The Y was selected as a winner for its WaterSmart community initiative designed to reduce the number of death caused by drownings in the region and was awarded $100,000 from Impact 100 during its annual “Grand Awards Celebration.”

Interested in becoming involved in Drowning Prevention as a partner or sponsor? Please contact our Director of Community Water Safety, Liz Schmidt at 561-237-0950 or email:

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WaterSmart_Drop_180-150x150 Special Needs Swim Intake Form
WaterSmart_Drop_180-150x150 Adaptive Aquatics Program Flyer
WaterSmart_Drop_180-150x150 Participant Enrollment Form (Adaptive Swim)


Partners include:
YMCA South Palm Beach County, YMCA of the Palm Beaches, Children Services Council, Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County, National Drowning Prevention Alliance: Palm Beach and Treasure Coast Chapter, Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation – Aquatics Division, City of West Palm Beach Fire Rescue.
*Note: The Adaptive Needs Swim Program is separate from Private Swim lessons where an individual or family has chosen to have one-on-one swim instruction.