The vision for Swim Smart is to provide 2nd grade students from urban schools with class room and in-pool water safety experience that gives them the skills and knowledge necessary to recognize and prevent aquatic emergencies. Kids participate in this program that emphasizes water safety, stroke development, character values, and personal growth. The intention is to help children make smart decisions in and around water areas such as pools, rivers, and lakes.
With the help of Y Aquatics staff and dedicated volunteers, the children learn to identify and reduce the risk of dangerous situations in and around water and prevent accidental drownings. Through this program, we want all children to Swim Smart!