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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. 



The YMCA’s Safety Around the Water Program consists of five half-hour swim lessons offered to qualified groups in the community 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.

Safety Around the Water Week

The YMCA of South Palm Beach County's Annual week of FREE 30-minute swim lessons! This program is for children who do not know how to swim and is offered at both our Boynton and Boca Y branches.

WHEN: TBD 2023
TIME: Between 4pm - 6pm
AGES: Between age 3-11 with little to no experience in the water. 
WHERE: Peter Blum Family YMCA & DeVos-Blum Family YMCA 
REGISTER: In person at your local Y branch 

Contact your local Y branch for more information:
DeVos-Blum Family YMCA in Boynton - 561-738-9622
Peter Blum Family YMCA in Boca - 561-395-9622


Drowning Doesn't have a Season

Due to the generous funding from the PIEDT FAMILY SWIM SCHOLARSHIP, the Peter Blum Family YMCA in Boca is offering FREE swim lessons to non-swimmers ages 3-11 in our community. Please CLICK HERE to complete an application for consideration.

WHEN: TBD 2023
TIME: 4p, 4:30p, 5p, 5:30p and 6p (30 minute lessons)
AGES: 3 -11 (with little to no experience in the water required)
WHERE: Peter Blum Family YMCA in Boca
REGISTER: In person at the Front Desk

For more information, please contact: Nicole Leno, Aquatics Director, 561.237.0951


Adaptive Needs Swim Program

The YMCA's Adaptive Needs Swim Program consists of eight 1/2 hour, one-on-one ratio swim lessons that are individually tailored for each participant. Individuals enrolled in the Adaptive Needs Swim 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+.

Due to the  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. The YMCA of South Palm Beach County is a proud partner of WaterSmart. 

WaterSmart meets on a monthly basis.