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Add Learning How to Swim to Your Child’s List of Basic Life Skills 

There is a list of basic life skills all parents instinctively know they must teach their children to keep them safe and healthy. It includes habits like looking both ways before you cross the street, washing your hands with soap and water and eating the right amount of fruits and vegetables every day. For too many parents, safety in and around water is not on the list; and that’s something we need to change. 

Drowning is one of the leading causes of preventable death in children and the YMCA believes that learning to swim is a critical life skill. 

The YMCA offers FREE swimming to YMCA members. 

The Y is committed to reducing water-related injuries and encouraging more people to learn to swim and stay safe.

Sign up for Free Swim Lessons when you join the John W. Lindsay YMCA!

John W. Lindsay YMCA

5640 Sackville Street, Halifax, NS B3J 1L2

Phone: 902-423-9622

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 6am to 8pm
  • Tuesday: 6am to 8pm
  • Wednesday: 6am to 8pm
  • Thursday: 6am to 8pm
  • Friday: 6am to 8pm
  • Saturday: 8am to 7pm
  • Sunday: 8am to 7pm

Contact us

(902) 423-9622 ext 0 membership@halifax.ymca.ca

Helping kids to be happy and safe around water

by Lindsay Bliek from ActiveForLife.com My family has a summer tradition of pre-dinner swims at our local swimming hole in the Elbow River in Calgary. Last summer, as my husband got home from work, we [...]

By |February 2 2021|Categories: Water Safety Tips|0 Comments