Jump in the pool with Nikki-Dee and the YMCA Water Watchers

Posted at 7:41 AM, Jul 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-25 07:41:47-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Each week, as part of her Can You Be Me? segment, Nikki-Dee learns about a new job in the community. This week she jumped in the pool to learn about the YMCA's Water Watcher program.

"The YMCA has long been a leader in aquatic safety and instruction. Nevertheless, we face a sad reality that drowning continues to be the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for children age 14 and younger," a YMCA spokesperson said. "To help bring awareness to water safety, the YMCA is asking you to pledge to be a Water Watcher."


I pledge to be a Water Watcher

To keep kids safe in and around the water


Actively watch the children in and around water

Always keep my eyes on the water

Avoid distractions

Pull all children out of the water and call 911 in an emergency

Learn CPR

Learn how to swim, and teach my children how to swim

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