Importance of Water Safety

With the swimming season now in full swing, the Door County YMCA is offering free swimming and water safety lessons to 100 low-income Door County children this summer, thanks to a grant through YUSA. The YMCA’s summer swim lesson program encourages children and parents to explore the many benefits of swimming, while also keeping safety top of mind.

“Swimming is a fun and enjoyable activity for children and adults alike, and it’s an easy way to stay physically active and improve strength, flexibility and stamina,” said Mike McHugh, aquatics director for the Sturgeon Bay Program Center. “It is an absolute necessity, given that our communities are surrounded by water, that the Door County YMCA provides these great opportunities which allow everyone to learn to swim and learn water safety practices that can save their lives.”

There are a variety of programs to choose, including Super Swim, Pre-School and Youth Swim Lessons, Underwater Hockey, Lifeguard Certification and Private Swim Lessons. To ensure that everyone has an opportunity to participate, financial assistance is available to those in need to help cover the costs. For more information contact McHugh at 920.743.4949 or [email protected], or Mary Heimannn at 920.868.3660 or [email protected].