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Shaun and Reggie Livingston Water Safety Event

**This event is not open to the public and or members**

On Friday, July 26th, The Y is partnering with the Shaun & Reggie Livingston Foundation, the Peoria Park District and Easterseals of Central Illinois to provide a safe and affordable introduction to water safety this summer.

This event will engage youth serving organizations (Dream Center Peoria, Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service, and the George Washington Carver Community Center) and the youth they serve in their summer camp programs. Participants will be brought to the YMCA to engage in activities that will introduce them to valuable skills in pool and natural water safety, as well as proper rescue techniques for themselves or others.

Drowning is Preventable:

Through the Safety Around Water program, the Y helps prevent drowning. Two children die every day as a result of drowning. Drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 4. It is the second leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 14. As an organization dedicated to creating safe spaces for all, the Y has an opportunity to make a difference.

Research has shown that participation in formal swimming instruction can prevent drowning. The Y is the nation’s leading provider of community-based swim lessons. With more than 1 million children receiving swim instruction annually, and with more than 2,600 locations in 10,000 communities, the Y is one of the few organizations in the country positioned to bridge the gap between the delivery of swim lessons and water safety education in the United States. We can help kids and families learn to be safe in and around water.

Program Overview:

  • The event will have 7 instructional stations:
  • Station 1: General Pool Safety educational stationary activity
  • Station 2: Self rescue water safety educational active water activity
  • Station 3: Natural water Safety streams, lakes, rivers educational stationary activity
  • Station 4: Self rescue water safety educational active water activity
  • Station 5: Helping others. Water safety educational active water activity
  • Station 6: Self Rescue water safety educational active water activity
  • Station 7: Education for camp counselors and adults who supervise water activities. This will give them a better idea of intended learning provided for the day and the role they play in water safety even when a lifeguard is watching the water.

Thank You to our Presenting Sponsor:

Thank You to our Activity Sponsor:

Thank You to our Friend of the Y Sponsor: