There have a been a total of 21 child drowning incidents in Phoenix this year.
According to the City of Phoenix website, two of those incidents were fatal.
Water safety classes are important, but not all children have access to them.
The ZAC Foundation and the Boys & Girls Club are hosting a four-day water safety camp for 120 Phoenix children between the ages of 5 and 9 years old.
The camp, which kicked off Monday, is underway at the Legacy Foundation Chris-Town YMCA. Over 100 children will learn how to swim and be safe around water in the next few days.
“It not only teaches them the safety in the water and outside of the water. It literally changes their self-confidence," Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix CEO Marcia Mintz said. "These kids come out with a skill set they otherwise wouldn't have and we've seen it. We see it in their demeanor and how they walk, how they talk. They've been in a pool. They now know how to swim."
The ZAC foundation is named in honor of six-year old Zachary Archer Cohn who died in pool drain entrapment accident in his backyard pool.