Ensuring Water Safety in Palm Beach County!


The Y's Water Safety & Drowning Prevention program encourages exploration of water-related activities so that our community can safely enjoy the water-rich environment in which we live. The program serves populations in the county that may not otherwise attend water safety courses or take a swimming lesson due to cultural or financial factors. 


Safety Around the Water Week (5/20/19 - 5/24/19)

The YMCA’s Safety Around the Water Program consists of 5 half-hour swim lessons offered to qualified groups at no cost. Programming is offered year-round at our YMCAs or at pre-approved swimming sites throughout Palm Beach County. The program is evidence-based and developed on a foundation of “Safety First, Swim Second.” This program is geared for children 3-17 years. Due to the generosity of donors, this program is offered to the community at no cost. Non-Swimmers and first-time swim lesson participants are eligible for these lessons. Must be present at the facility to register. 


Adaptive Needs Swim Program

The Y’s Adaptive Needs Swim Program consists of 8 half hour one to one ration swim lessons that are is individually tailored for the participant. Each participant in the program will participate in a simple intake process that will assist the Swim Instructors to develop an individualized lesson plan. This program is available to participants ages 2+ Do to generous support from grants and donations this program is offered to families at a greatly reduced cost.


WaterSmart Palm Beach County

As an effort to bring water safety and drowning prevention to the forefront of issues in Palm Beach County the countywide Drowning Prevention Task Force WaterSmart Palm Beach County was created to bring water safety minded individuals from all areas of the community together to solve issues around drowning prevention and provide access to safe and enjoyable water safety program to all. For more information on the Task Force please visit WaterSmartPBCWaterSmart meets the fourth Thursday of every month (except November and December) at the Palm Beach County Children Services Council in Boynton Beach, FL.