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YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas teaches Life Saving Skills

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas teaches Life Saving Skills through the Make A Splash Swim Initiative

Thousands of in-need children across Dallas to learn Swimming skills in area apartment community poolsYMCA-2

The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas is kicking off another summer with their signature program, Make A Splash. Nearly 60% of minority children can’t swim and minority children are almost three times more likely to drown. Safety in and around water is an important issue for all children, but studies show that there are a disproportionate number of drownings among minority children.

The Y has established the Make A Splash Initiative that focuses on decreasing the number of swim related fatalities in minority communities by providing swim lessons to children at no cost. Make A Splash takes place in apartment community pools across North, South and West Dallas, Vickery Meadows, and White Rock/East Dallas. In 2014 alone, the Dallas YMCA offered these lessons at 142 apartment community pools where 3,500 kids were taught to swim by Certified YMCA instructors. This summer, the Y will serve 150 apartment communities.

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