The YMCA Safety Around Water program runs from May 2-12 at the A.C. Lewis YMCA, 350 S. Foster Drive.

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) 924-3606 to register.