Ensuring Water Safety in Palm Beach County!


Drowning is preventable. That's why the Y has been committed to making aquatics programs accessible to all ages and income levels for over 100 years. By providing kids and adults with the tools they need to be confident in and around water, we can help save lives.



The Y’s Safety Around the Water Program is offered year-round at our Ys or at pre-approved sites throughout Palm Beach County and offered to qualified groups at no cost. This program is evidence-based and developed on a foundation of “Safety First, Swim Second.” and is geared for ages 3-17.

Free Swim Week 

In celebration of National Water Safety month, the YMCA of South Palm Beach County is offering Free Swim Week powered by the Piedt Family Swim Scholarship. This program includes FREE 30-minute swim lessons for children who do not know how to swim. Lessons are offered at both our Boynton and Boca YMCA branches. 

WHEN: May 28 - 31, 2024
TIME: Between 4pm - 6:30pm
AGES: Between age 3-17 with little to no experience in the water required. 
WHERE: Peter Blum Family YMCA & DeVos-Blum Family YMCA
REGISTER: Space is extremely limited. 

To be considered, you must first complete an online application by May 21st HERE.

For more information, please contact: 
Libby Moon, Associate Director of Water Safety, Boynton YMCA: 561-237-0950.
Nicole Leno, Aquatics Director, Peter Blum Family YMCA of Boca, 561-237-0951.


Adaptive Needs Swim Program

The Y's Adaptive Needs Swim Program are for kids (ages 2+) and adults and include one-on-one swim lessons individually tailored for each participant. Individuals enrolled will participate in a simple intake process that will assist the Swim Instructors to develop an individualized lesson plan. CLICK HERE for more information.


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. WaterSmart meets on a monthly basis.

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