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Teach Them

Drowning remains the second leading cause of accidental death among children ages 1 – 14, and the CDC recommends formal swimming lessons as a way to reduce that risk. We here at the Valley Shore YMCA are determined to keep children safe and help them learn to enjoy water activities. That is why we are offering a full week of FREE water safety and swim lessons to any child ages 3-12 in our service area.

Our goal is to provide valuable lifesaving water safety and swim instruction to more than 200 children in our service area by offering four consecutive (40 min) swim lessons during the week between Christmas and New Year’s on Thursday Dec 26, Friday Dec. 27, Monday Dec. 30 and Tuesday Dec. 31.  This program is designed for children that have little or no experience with organized swim lessons.


Pick a time that works for you! We will test children on their first day and put them into appropriate levels. It’s that simple! The only caveat to this whole program is that you MUST register by 9:00 pm on December 18, 2019. If you would like to print and mail or deliver a registration form, you can do so by clicking here: Enrollment Form.

Space is limited to the first 200 participants, so please register today!

Session 1: 9:00 – 9:40 AM
Session 2: 9:45 – 10:25 AM
Session 3: 10:30 – 11:10 AM
Session 4: 11:15 – 11:55 AM

Cost: Absolutely Free

For more information: Please call (860) 399-9622 x 110

Thank you to our Sponsors:

BK Group Benefits/Brown & Knapp

Reynolds Subaru

Norm Needleman and Jacqueline Hubbard

Manny Leibenson Fund