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A Five Year-Old Drowned Last Weekend.

He could have been your son or daughter, grandchild, niece or nephew, a cousin.  It could happen in your backyard pool, at the beach, in a bayou or creek, even in your own bathtub. According to multiple published media reports, … Continue reading

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Get a Jump on Summer with YMCA Healthy Kids Day: It’s FREE!

Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to … Continue reading

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My kid thinks her swim instructor is cooler than me

I was at the Katy Family YMCA with my daughter for her swim lesson one day when it occurred to me that she might not fully understand that I work for the YMCA. “You know that mommy works for the … Continue reading

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How much water does it take to drown?

Inches of water in a bathtub.  A bucket of water.  Standing water on top of a pool or spa.  That’s all it takes. Summer is a time for fun, sun and, sadly, drownings.  Greater Houston has already lost nine children … Continue reading

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