• Free Lessons for New Swim Students at the Y

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    May 02, 2018
    Free Lessons for New Swim Students at the Y
    Tampa, FL (May 2, 2018) – Thanks to the generosity of the Rays Baseball Foundation and United Way Suncoast, the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA is offering a free 3-week Safety Around Water session to kids who have never tried Tampa Y swim lessons before. Twice a week, from May 21 until June 7, certified instructors will introduce new swim lesson participants to water safety skills that could save their lives.
     
    More children under the age of four drown in Florida than anywhere else in the nation. In fact, each year in this state enough kids to fill four classrooms drown and do not live to see their fifth birthday. Formal swim lessons cut the risk of drowning by 88 percent. Since there’s proof swim lessons save lives, the Tampa Y is committed to reach as many kids as possible to ensure not one more child drowns in Tampa Bay!
     
    In honor of National Water Safety Month, the free Safety Around Water program is open to anyone in the community, ages 3-12 years, who has never enrolled in Y swim lessons before. During the free 3-week session, children will learn a sequenced set of skills that will reduce the risk of drowning and give them confidence in and around water. A YMCA membership is NOT required; however, pre-registration is required due to limited space. Participants must be present on the first day of class and bring their own swimsuit and towel. Times vary based on Y location. For more information, click here or contact the following participating Ys to pre-register:
     
    Bob Gilbertson Central City Family YMCA
    110 East Palm Ave.
    Tampa, FL 33602
    813.229.9622
     
    Bob Sierra YMCA Youth & Family Center
    4015 Ragg Rd.
    Tampa, FL 33624
    813.962.3220
     
    Camp Cristina
    9840 Balm Riverview Rd.
    Riverview, FL 33569
    813.677.8400
     
    Campo Family YMCA
    3414 Culbreath Rd.
    Valrico, FL 33596
    813.684.1371

    East Pasco Family YMCA
    37301 Chapel Hill Loop
    Zephyrhills, FL 33542            
    813.780.9622

    New Tampa Family YMCA
    16221 Compton Dr.
    Tampa, FL 33647
    813.866.9622

    North Brandon Family YMCA
    3097 S. Kingsway Rd.
    Seffner, FL 33584
    813.685.5402
     
    Northwest Hills. Family YMCA
    8950 W. Waters Ave.
    Tampa, FL 33615
    813.249.8510

       Plant City Family YMCA
             1507 YMCA Pl.,
         Plant City, FL 33563
              813.757.6677
     
    South Tampa Family YMCA
           4411 S. Himes Ave.
             Tampa, FL 33611
               813.839.0210
    Contact:
    Lalita Llerena, Communications Director
    (813) 224-9622
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