Now is the time to teach water safety

Posted by on February 1, 2013 in Healthy/Happy | Comments Off

swimming clipartIn the coldest part of winter, it’s hard to imagine that swimming pools will open in almost four months. But now is the time to start preparing your young children for summer activities and taking precautions to prevent accidents around the water.

YWCA York provides American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim classes with instruction to help swimmers of all ages and abilities develop their swimming and water-safety skills. It is designed to give students a positive learning experience. Learn-to-Swim teaches aquatic and safety skills in a logical progression. The objective is to teach people to swim and to be safe in, on and around the water.

Want your baby/toddler to feel comfortable in the water at an early age? YWCA York has openings available for its toddler and pre-school Swim Program. Classes are: Parent & Tot for children 6 months to 3 years as well as semi-private lessons for 3- and 4-year-olds. Call now for day and evening classes. Basic YWCA membership is required.

To register or more information, contact Kathy at (717) 845-2631, ext. 114, or, or visit the Y online at