Youth water safety classes begin Oct. 1 at the Dodge City Family YMCA. The deadline to register is Sept. 24. Classes will end on Oct. 24.
Class options include Parent-Tot Water Safety, Level 1 Water Acclimation for ages 4 and 5, and Level 2 and 3 Youth Water Safety for beginners.
Parent-Tot is for ages 6 months to 3 years. Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills. Parents learn about water safety and drowning prevention. Classes will meet from 6:10 to 6:40 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Water Acclimation for ages 4 and 5 focuses on increasing comfort with underwater exploration and basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. Classes will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:10 to 6:40 p.m.
Youth Water Safety is split into two levels: Level 2 Water Movement and Level 3 Water Stamina.  Water Movement encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. Water Stamina develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. Classes will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m.
Class fees are $20 for members, $30 for program participants/non-members, and $15 with proof of free/reduced lunches.
Scholarships are available for financial assistance with program fees. Program participants may pay the discounted member program fee by joining the YMCA.
To view future sessions, visit Private instruction is also available for both children and adults. Inquire at the YMCA.
For more information contact Aquatics Director Stacie Droste at 620.225.8157 or