Children living in urban areas, especially African-American children, drown at a rate almost three times that of other children according to the YMCA. In a state like Michigan with three great lakes, countless ponds, rivers and in-land lakes, the risk is even greater.
We focus on early swim instruction techniques that allow a child to become proficient in swim strokes and water safety within only an 8 lesson program. The swim program takes children from a “fear of water,” to early safety skills, to basic swim strokes, to accomplished swimmers in a manner of weeks.
In addition to financial donations to support the program, the YMCA is also accepting donation of new or lightly used swim suits and goggles as well. Club Wolverine Swim Team, headquartered in Ann Arbor, will be bringing used suits collected over this past summer.
Visit ydetroitswims.org to learn more.