YMCA of Greater Cincinnati plans to teach 5,000 children to swim this summer

With the summer break only a few weeks away, the anticipation for the outdoor pool season is growing. But it is also about the security of the pool. With many public swimming pools and recreation centers closed last year due to pandemic restrictions and safety protocols, some children have been unable to swim or improve their skills, a socially distant activity for their children and themselves. With these factors in mind, the Greater Cincinnati YMCA announced its destination To help 5,000 local children learn to swim this summer. This is twice what it would normally be in a normal year. The Y says it not only wants to reach its own students, but also wants to work with partners to achieve its goal. “We’re very concerned they weren’t on the water,” said YMCA of Greater Cincinnati President and CEO Jorge Perez. “We have to make sure we prepare them to get back in the water just because they were great swimmers.” 2019 doesn’t mean they’re ready to go back to the deep end of the pool. “Perez says it is imperative that parents register their children for swimming lessons.” Being around children while they are near water is not good enough, “said Perez. Currently, drowning is the leading cause of death Children under five. To reach 5,000 children, The Y is asking for donations, including swimsuits, swimsuits, hats, goggles, towels and swimming aids. The Y says it wants to meet physical needs in the form of security hours, but also financial needs help that might keep a family or student away from a pool. To donate items or sponsor a child, people can during the month of May. Anyone who donates a new bathing suit, towel or pu can join the ddle jumper sign up for a YMCA membership and pan the membership fee. To learn more, click here.

With the summer break only a few weeks away, the anticipation for the outdoor pool season is growing.

But this is also about pool security. With many public swimming pools and recreation centers closed due to pandemic restrictions and safety protocols over the past year, some children have been unable to swim or improve their skills.

The pandemic continues to see a surge in household sales as families seek socially distant activities for their children and themselves.

With these factors in mind, the Greater Cincinnati YMCA announced its goal to help 5,000 local children learn to swim this summer. This is twice what it would normally be in a normal year. The Y says it not only wants to reach its own students, but also wants to work with partners to achieve its goal.

“We’re very concerned they weren’t on the water,” said YMCA of Greater Cincinnati President and CEO Jorge Perez. “We have to make sure we prepare them to get back in the water just because they were great swimmers.” 2019 doesn’t mean they’re ready to return to the deep end of the pool. “

Perez says it is imperative that parents enroll their children for swimming lessons.

“Being around children while they are near water is not good enough,” said Perez.

Currently, drowning is the leading cause of death in children under the age of five.

To reach 5,000 children, The Y is asking for donations, including swimsuits, swimsuits, hats, goggles, towels and swimming aids. The Y says they want to meet the physical needs in the form of security hours, but also help with any financial needs that might keep a family or student away from a pool.

To donate items or support a child, people can visit their local YMCA in May. Anyone who donates a new swimsuit, towel, or puddle sweater can sign up for a YMCA membership and receive the entry fee. To learn more, click here.

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