JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – To help prevent drownings and save lives, News4Jax is working with First Coast YMCA to keep families safe around water.
It kicked off Saturday with the Y's Splash Bash, a community open house event for families.
One of the most important missions of the Y is to get kids to take a free swim test to make sure they would be safe in a water emergency, and it's going on all summer long. For children who don't pass, parents can learn more about low-cost swim lessons offered at local YMCAs with pools.
Over the weekend, a total of 245 kids took the free swim tests at local Ys, and you can help us keep that number climbing by taking your child.