Life-Saving Skills in the Water
With our community located near two major rivers, and (some) public and private pools opening for the summer, the Y is making sure children in the Quad Cities have an opportunity to learn how to swim.
Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children ages 5-14. Making sure they have learned the life-long skill of swimming is essential. Swim lessons at the Y provide a safe and fun environment for children to gain self-confidence and master a skill that could save their life. The lesson format also helps instill the core values of Honesty, Caring, Respect, and Responsibility.
All levels of youth lessons are currently being offered. From Parent/Child lessons for infants to mastering Stroke Development for older youth. The next session begins on August 10 and runs for four weeks. These lessons are open to active Y members and community members.
While the pools and lessons are available, we are still taking safety precautions to ensure the health of all. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, class sizes are limited capacity. Also, if a child is at the early stages of swim development a parent/guardian will need to be in the water during the lesson to support the children as the instructor leads the class. This ensures physical contact only between family members and not between the children and instructors.