The YMCA Safety Around Water program runs from May 2-12 at the C.B. Pennington Jr. YMCA, 15550 Old Hammond Highway.

The free, eight-day course for ages 3 to 12 focuses on the importance of water safety skills, such as how to reach the water’s surface if they submerge, to safely reaching a pool’s edge or exiting any body of water, according to a news release from the YMCA.

The program is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call (225) 272-9622 to register.