For kids and adults looking to escape the hot sun this summer,
the YMCA of San Diego County invites everyone to swim at the Y. At the Y, there
are a variety of programs that help swimmers
safety skills, develop confidence in and around the water and enjoy the
benefits of water exercise.
¢âÂÒSwimming is a fun and enjoyable
activity for children and adults alike, and it has many health benefits,¢âÂå said Baron Herdelin-Doherty, CEO and President of the YMCA
of San Diego County. The Y is committed to providing as many opportunities as possible for everyone
to learn basic swimming lessons and water safety practices. We encourage kids
and adults to take swim lessons it's never too late to learn.¢âÂå
The Y encourages kids and adults to have fun
when in and around the water, but to always make safety their first priority. YMCA
of San Diego County recommends the following safety tips for children and
- Only swim when
and where there is lifeguard on duty; never swim alone.
- Adults should
constantly watch children in and near the water. If multiple adults are in the
vicinity, designate a ¢âÂÒwater watcher¢âÂå so everyone knows who is ¢âÂÒon duty.¢âÂå
swimmers should take precaution and wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal
floatation device (PFD) when in, on or around the water.
Children who are
beginners should stay within arm's reach of an adult in the water.
As a leading nonprofit committed to
strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social
responsibility, the Y works to ensure everyone has an opportunity to learn,
grow and thrive. This philosophy drives the YMCA of San Diego County's
commitment to help children and adults experience the joy and benefits of
You can find a variety of swim programming for children and adults all across the county at one of the 22 YMCA swimming pools, http://www.ymca.org/swim.html
To ensure that everyone has
an opportunity to participate, financial assistance is available to those in
need to help cover the costs.