Aquatics - Youth

Safety AW24


The world is 71% water. Kids need to be 100% prepared.

Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity. Our Safety Around Water and Youth Swimming Lessons can help you make sure they learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely.


Drowning can happen nearly anywhere with standing water. But, as a parent or caregiver, you can’t keep your children sidelined. You need to equip them with the tools they need to be confident in and around water so they don’t lose out on the health benefits of exercise, the opportunities to bond with family and friends and the sense of accomplishment when they learn new skills. Bonus - Swimming is FUN!

Safety Around Water

Every year in May, we hold a FREE Safety Around Water program to teach kids how to be safe in and around the water. Not only do kids learn what to do if they fall into a pool, lake, or pond, but they also learn how to help a friend who has fallen in, how and why they should wear a lifejacket, boating safety, and much more. This program, funded by the Alvin L. Glick Foundation, is FREE to enable all kids and families to participate. Last year, we provided 254 children with these crucial skills. With 188 lakes in Jackson County, these programs are vital.

Our 2024 program will be held May 20-23, 2024 

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Jackson Swims

Every child should have life-saving water safety skills. Our Jackson Swims program provides these skills free of charge to local 2nd-grade students. We will be working on our 2024 program in the fall. Would you like to volunteer? We welcome volunteers! It's an excellent opportunity to make a difference in a young person's life!




Swim Team

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Welcome to the 2023-2024 season!

The goal of our team is to provide every member with an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to national competitor.

Through the best coaching at all ability levels, each swimmer is given the opportunity to achieve competitive success at the highest levels. Our focus on team values and a sense of community within our swim family propels the team to achieve its vision. The coaching staff creates an environment that nurtures teamwork, friendship, fun, healthy competition, good sportsmanship and a strong sense of team.

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Questions? Email Aquatics Director Alexa Markham