Do you remember when you first learned to swim?
The thrill of taking off the floaties and feeling nothing but your arms and legs propel you through the cool water. The excitement of making it all the way across the pool, knowing this time, you could do it. That’s the feeling we hope to provide to kids this summer at the Y.
“Swimming is important not only from the enjoyment it brings but also from health and safety perspectives," said Michael LaBarre, the YMCA's aquatics director. "Basic swimming skills and water safety practices save lives every day"
The Y offers classes beginning at 6 months of age, all the way up to adults. Swimmers are divided into ability groups and are taught by certified swim instructors who emphasize safety, swimming skills, endurance, and fun.
The YMCA pool is open to every level of swimmer; and has a program that fits people of all ages and skill level. From fun activities for kids, to water fitness classes, recreational and masters swimming. Anyone can use the Y pool to get fit.
For more information, stop by the Y or check out the Y's website at fpy.ymcaatlanta.org.