Posted: Jun 15, 2012 at 3:38 PM [Jun 15, 2012]
Next week, children ages 5-12 year old, will come to the Ann Arbor YMCA for Splash!: a free learn-to-swim program teaching kids and families how to be safer in and around the water. Each child will attend five 30 minute classes, which will introduce stroke development as well as pool, boating, beach and water park safety. Splash! classes have been held at the Y and supported by the Ann Arbor Kiwanis Club since 1953. This year, with their on-going aid, and funding from the Ann Arbor Y's Strong Kids Campaign, over 300 children will be introduced to fun and safe ways to be in and around the water. Registration filled up quickly, and the Y responded by increasing the available spots by 30% from 2011 to fill the need. As a non-profit, charitable organization, the Ann Arbor YMCA is committed to strengthening the foundations of community through healthy living, youth development and social responsibility. Providing the youth of Ann Arbor with these free lessons is a demonstration of these ideals. If you'd like to see what else is going on at the Y this summer, please visit the website at: www.annarborymca.org.