PERTH AMBOY – The Raritan Bay Area YMCA and Perth Amboy Board of Education have agreed to implement a second grade water safety learn to swim program. The curriculum will educate and protect children in and around water. In this collaboration students will learn basic swimming skills, practice safety habits, help remind parents of the benefits and dangers of water play and the need to constantly supervise children with access to water.
Each child will be acquainted with the water and provided the basic understanding of water survival through demonstration, instruction and play. Children will watch age appropriate fun videos designed to illustrate drown proof techniques. Each student will complete assignments and have the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and water skills.
“It is our duty to educate students on the benefits and hazards of water play while developing confident, intellectual, children of character. We will engage young people in physical activity while learning safety skills that can save lives,” said Steve Jobin
president and CEO of the Raritan Bay Area YMCA.