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First-Ever Indy Water Safety Week

We’re excited to be part of a this new event presented by the new Indy Aquatic Alliance! Enjoy free water safety programs and swim events at 30 locations across Greater Indianapolis throughout the week. All activities are free and open to the public.
Event highlights
See full schedule for all event times and locations.

Operation Water Safety, Schools Out Party & Make A Splash Day – Indy Parks
Safety presentations, free swims & Tread-a-thon – Jewish Community Center
Water safety programs & World’s Largest Swim Lesson – IU Natatorium
Four, half hour Safety Around Water classes for ages 5-12 from June 17-20 – 6 YMCA locations



10 a.m.Irsay Family Y20Register!

10 a.m.Ransburg Y20Register!

10 a.m. Witham Y20Register!

11 a.m. Irsay Family Y20Register!

11 a.m. Hendricks Regional Health Y20Register!

NoonFishers Y13Register!

12:30 p.m.Fishers Y13Register!

2 p.m. Baxter Y20Register!

2 p.m. Witham Y20Register!

4 p.m. Hendricks Regional Health Y20Register!

5 p.m.
Benjamin Harrison Y30Register!

5:45 p.m. Benjamin Harrison Y30 Register!

6:30 p.m. Benjamin Harrison Y30Register!

7 p.m. Baxter Y 20Register!

7 p.m. Irsay Family Y 20Register!

7 p.m. Ransburg Y 20Register!

This is the first event hosted by the Indy Aquatic Alliance, which began working together this year to promote the sport of swimming, water safety and fitness and includes these organizations: Indiana Swimming, Indy Parks, Indianapolis Public Schools, IU Natatorium, Jewish Community Center and YMCA of Greater Indianapolis.

One person is too many
“One person is too many to die from drowning,” said Chelsea Walls, association director of aquatics for the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis. “The partners in the new Indy Aquatic Alliance believe everyone should learn about water safety and know how to swim. It’s never too late to learn.”
A leading cause of death for youth
According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources 2017 Drowning Prevention Report, 50% of drowning deaths occur in the summer months of June, July and August, and the top drowning locations for children were in ponds, pools, lakes, rivers and tubs.
The largest number of drowning deaths in Indiana in 2017 occurred among ages 0-12.
The Center for Disease Control & Prevention reports drowning as the leading cause of death for 1- to 4-year-olds and the second and fourth leading cause of death for ages 5-9 and 10-14, respectively.
Learning and fun
“While it’s so very important to learn about water safety and to know how to swim, swimming is also a fun, lifelong sport and social activity that supports good health. Which is why we’ve planned open swim times and parties to remind everyone that swimming can be safe and fun for all ages.”

The event is finished.

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jun 12 - 20 2019
  • Time: 8:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Avondale Meadows YMCA
3908 Meadows Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46205, USA

Location 2

Baxter YMCA
7900 S. Shelby St. Indianapolis, IN 46227

Location 3

Benjamin Harrison YMCA
5736 Lee Road, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Location 4

Fishers YMCA
9012 E 126th St, Fishers, IN 46038, USA

Location 5

Hendricks Regional Health YMCA
301 Satori Parkway, Avon, IN 46123, USA

Location 6

Intercollegiate YMCA

Location 7

Irsay Family YMCA at CityWay
430 S. Alabama Street Indianapolis, IN 46225

Location 8

Jordan YMCA
8400 Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46240, USA

Location 9

OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA
5315 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46254, USA

Location 10

Ransburg YMCA
501 N Shortridge Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46219, USA

Location 11

YMCA at the Athenaeum
401 East Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA

Location 12

YMCA at the City Market
242 E Market St. Ste. 100 Indianapolis, IN 46204
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