Water Safety

Drowning tragedies are often preventable with parental attention and basic water safety education.

According to the Houston Fire Department, “Active, focused, adult supervision is the most important safety measure to prevent a water-related tragedy involving a child. The vast majority of children who drown in pools do so in the backyards of their own homes or of relatives.” The Houston Apartment Association urges residents and their children to learn pool safety practices and CPR. Help your family stay safe by reviewing the water safety resources available on this page.

Water Safety Resources:

Swim Lessons & CPR Certification:

Apartment Splash Program with the Greater Houston YMCA

Each year, HAA partners with the Greater Houston YMCA to provide swim lessons to children in apartment communities through their Apartment Splash Water Wise program. Properties that take part in Apartment Splash program pay $650 and receive one week of on-site swim lessons for children with trained lifeguards.

One component of the program teaches children to swim, float and survive in the water and the other component is geared toward teaching parents to watch their children in the water. Participants also receive water safety handouts and giveaways.

Register to participate!Spaces are extremely limited and will be awarded to those who fill out the Pool Policy Agreement and the Apartment Registration Form AND return payment towaterwise@ymcahouston.org or faxed to 713-659-7240. Attn: Afet Mesigil. The full instructions for signing up for Apartment Splash can be found here.

Check out this video about the Apartment Splash program.