The Sussex Family YMCA, 20080 Church St., Rehoboth Beach, is celebrating its 14th annual Water Safety Week Program.

Water Safety Week is April 22-26, with five complimentary 30-minute sessions designed to get nonswimmers used to being in the water and to teach them how to remain safe. Participants, ages 6 months to active adults, who take advantage of the water acclimation and safety instruction sessions will also be invited to return to the YMCA to practice their skills via a complimentary guest pass for recreational swim.

The YMCA of Delaware is committed to saving lives and educating the community about safety around water. Every year, people young and old drown in swimming pools, lakes and oceans.

The Water Safety Program is designed to educate youth and families on water safety strategies in and around open water and build water skills to include forward movement in the water. This program would not be possible without the generosity of the community and major sponsors, Beebe Hospital and SoDEL Cares.

The Sussex Y also announced a new partnership with Autism Delaware. Because of the efforts of Aquatic Programs Coordinator Tracey Condon-Kneifl and Swimming with Autism instructor and POW&R Direct Support Professional Jessica Hart, participants in the Autism Delaware support programs will be able to participate and complete their wellness sections of their typical day.

For more, call 296-9622.