Safety Around Water Week Volunteer


Cause Areas


Mon Apr 02, 2018 03:30 PM - Fri Apr 06, 2018 07:00 PM


1111 College AveSanta Rosa, CA 95404
For Youth Development For Healthy Living For Social Responsibility


The Y is "America’s Swim Instructor" and the most accessible community resource to prevent drowning and encourage a lifelong enjoyment of swimming. The Y introduced the country to the concept of group swim lessons more than 100 years ago, (1909), and each year, the Y teaches more than a million children invaluable water safety and swimming skills. As one of the largest community-based organizations in the country, the Y owns or manages over 2,000 pools. Thanks to its size and reach, the Y is in a unique position to help bridge the gap in the delivery of swim lessons and water safety education in the U.S.-especially in under-served communities.

Through learning how to perform a sequenced set of skills over eight lessons of 40 minutes each, the risk of drowning is reduced, giving your child confidence in and around water.

A typical session includes:

  • Exercises to help kids adjust to being in water
  • Instruction in "Jump, Push, Turn, Grab" and "Swim, Float, Swim," two skill sets kids can use if they unexpectedly find themselves in the water
  • Specific safety topics, like what to do if you see someone in the water who needs help
  • Fun activities that reinforce skills

Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Assistance with ushering families to the Family Changing rooms
    • 3:30-6:30PM
  • Assistance with ushering families to appropriate swim lesson sections on deck
    • 3:30-6:30PM
  • In water support with assigned swim lesson instructor (some knowledge of water and lesson structure)
    • 3:30-5:30PM
    • 5:00-7:00PM


  • Child Development
  • Swimming
  • Bilingual
  • Ushering
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16

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