SWIM FOR LIFE
We believe learning to swim can save lives.
The YMCA of the Triangle launched Swim for Life in March 2011 in response to reports that minority children and teens had high drowning rates, and some 70% of African-American kids did not know how to swim.
We believe swimming is a life skill and all children and adults should have access to water safety classes and basic swim lessons.
Swim for Life offers free swim lessons for children and adults based on income qualifications, and the program is funded through the YMCA's Annual Campaign.
Swim for Life classes are held periodically throughout the year at YMCA branches and serve children and families who are part of our Summer Day Camp program and After School program provided through Boys and Girls Club.
This fall, we’re making a big splash by hosting free Swim for Life sessions at the East Triangle YMCA in Clayton.
To make Swim for Life possible, we rely on volunteers from our community. It’s not necessary to be a swimming professional, we just ask that volunteers are comfortable in the water and have some swimming experience.
Session Dates: Sept. 23 and 30, 10 -10:45 a.m. and 11 -11:45 a.m.
We are accepting swimmers and volunteers. To sign up or for questions, contact David Huie for more information: David.Huie@YMCATriangle.org