Ann Arbor YMCA

Ann Arbor YMCA

Safety Around Water (SAW) in a Box! A  water safety resource and activity guide provided to families for free!

By June 11, 2020News & Events

This year, the Y has re-imagined the SAW program so that families can learn together in the safety
of their own home. The self-paced curriculum, provided for free and appropriate for children ages
5-12, will be available for pick-up in designated locations throughout Washtenaw County July 6-10.
Each box contains materials for six different themed lessons including:
Protect the Skin You’re In (sun protection)
Suit up for Safety (life jacket)
Reach or Throw, Don’t Go (how to help someone struggling in the water)
Know the Rules When You Play in the Pool
Stay Alert, Don’t Get Hurt (proper supervision and what to do if you find yourself in trouble
in the water)
Before You Leap: Find Out if it’s Shallow or Deep
None of the activities require pool or water access, but include coloring activities, a discussion
guide for parents/guardians to use with the children and a key guide with information relevant to
the covered topics.
To register for SAW in A Box, go to, click on the red register button and
use the keyword: SAW. Families need only to register once even if there are multiple children who
will be participating; once registered there is an opportunity to request materials for the correct
number of children and provide contact information where you would like to receive the survey. This survey is REQUIRED and must be completed by July 10 at noon as it will allow you to designate the pick-up location (July 13-17) that is most convenient. Registration is open now. For more information about this program, please contact the Y at
For more information, please contact  Pick-up sites will be provided after registration

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