Safety in and around water is an important issue for all of our children, but a disproportionate number of minority children drown each year. At the Y, we believe that safe swimming saves lives and that all children should be equipped with the skills to help them safely enjoy the water. Our SPLASH program is one of the many ways we help to make time in and around the water both fun and safe.
The YMCA, in partnership with the Colquitt County School System, has launched the SPLASH program that teaches basic swimming skills and water safety to all second graders in the county.
Classes are 60 minutes long and focus on water safety education. Students get in the pool with instructors to work on swimming skills. The students attend six sessions twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and the school provides transportation.
Community volunteers and staff assist the Aquatics Director in the pool with the children. If you are interested in volunteering with the SPLASH program or have any questions, please contact Leslie Peretti. For more information about volunteering, click here.