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Florida Blue announces significant grant to support YMCA’s Drowning Prevention

Posted by | July 17, 2017 | Aquatic Center, Drowning Prevention, YMCA

By: Sarah Thompson @WOKV_SarahJuly 17, 2017 4:15 PM PDTPhoto Credit: FatCamera/Getty Images/iStockphoto0Jacksonville, FL –

Teaching children to be safe around water is a necessity, not a luxury.  That’s why Florida Blue plans to donate a significant grant to YMCA of Florida’s First Coast in support of its drowning prevention program– ‘Safety Around Water.’  The support will allow the YMCA to provide free swim lessons to more than 800 additional children on the First Coast. At a state-wide level, Florida Blue’s assistance will benefit more than 5,000 children.  Drowning is the leading cause of death for children 1 to 4-years-old and is the second leading cause of death for children from 5 to 14-years-old.  Florida Blue will make the official grant announcement Tuesday, July 18, at the Winston Family YMCA.  As new details are released, WOKV will update this story.

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