Take the pledge to become a Y Water Watcher

April 28, 2017

 

Save lives by monitoring children around water"
TAKE THE PLEDGE
BE A WATER WATCHER
SAVE LIVES
Sign the pledge to be a Water Watcher at the Member Services Desk and get your free Water Watcher badge. As a Water Watcher, you’re making a commitment to being an active and engaged observer when children are around any body of water—a lake or creek, a community pool, a backyard hot tub or even the Y.
THE WATER WATCHER PLEDGE
I agree to:
• Actively watch children when they are in or near any body of water
• In an emergency, pull all children out of the water and call 911
• Keep my eyes on the water
• Avoid distractions
HELP US SPREAD
THE WORD!
Take a photo with your Water Watcher badge and then share. Post the photo on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #WaterWatcher and tagging us (@YMCAChicago on Twitter and /[AnytownYMCA] on Facebook and Instagram?).

Every day, 10 people die from unintentional drowning. Two of those people are children under the age of 15. To help prevent these tragedies, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is launching the #WaterWatcher campaign this May during National Water Safety Month.

To become a Water Watcher, you can:

  1. Visit our Member Services Desk, sign the pledge and get your free Water Watcher badge, or
  2. Take the pledge right now by reading and agreeing to follow the pledge below.

As a Water Watcher, you’re making a commitment to be an active and engaged observer when children are around any body of water, including lakes, creeks, pools or even a backyard hot tub.

The Water Watcher Pledge

I agree to:

Help us spread the word.

Want to ensure your children know how to be safe around water? Sign them up for the YMCA’s free swim lessons this May.

Y Water Watcher