YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City

Six Tips to Keep in Mind for National Water Safety Month

May is National Water Safety Month. When the weather starts to heat up, the pools, lakes, oceans, rivers and other bodies of water start calling! While swimming can be a very enjoyable activity this summer, it is important to remind all parents and caregivers of the importance of water safety. The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City […]

YMCA Celebrates 100 Years of Short Course Swimming

Did you know… 2023 marks the 100th anniversary of the YMCA National Short Course Swimming Championship? The first event took place in Brooklyn, NY in 1923 with 80 athletes. Today, this event hosts over 1,200 athletes from across the country! The very first championship was hosted May 19, 1923 at the Brooklyn Central Branch YMCA […]

The Importance Around Water Watchers

We’ve all seen the movies and television shows that feature a scene with drowning—there is typically a lot of yelling, lots of splashing over a long period of time while onlookers attempt understand what is happening and then perform a rescue. Unfortunately, Hollywood has taught us to look for the wrong things when it comes […]

Swimming is an Essential Skill, Not a Privilege

Here at the Y, we believe that every person deserves access to water safety classes, no matter their circumstances. Each year we provide 2,400 of Safety Around Water classes and swim lesson scholarships to ensure that all families have the skills they need to keep them safe, opening up a world of possibilities for all! […]