FORT WORTH –The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth is diving in to help make summer swimming accessible with two public swim outreach opportunities.
Memorial Day – Monday, May 30
Eleven pools from the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth, including far north Fort Worth and south near Crowley as well as Granbury and Joshua – for a complete list, go to www.ymcafw.org
No admission charge
12 to 5 p.m.
2 p.m. – Water safety demonstration, including eight topics with age-appropriate information including:
- Pool Rules – Discussion of rules around pools.
- Reach, Throw, Don’t Go – Understanding how to help someone in the water.
- Call 911 – When & how to call for help.
- CPR – What is it? How to know if someone needs it?
- Backyard Pools – How to stay safe.
- Pool Drains – Don’t swim or play around them. Make sure drains have covers.
- Life Jackets – Who and when to wear?
- Boating & Open Water – General boating safety,
Saturday, June 4 through Saturday, Aug. 20
For the seventh consecutive summer, the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth is once again opening three of its outdoor pools to Fort Worth residents. Beginning Saturday, June 4 – the three YMCA locations open are:
- Eastside YMCA, 1500 Sandy Lane, 76112
- E.R. Van Zandt Southwest YMCA, 4750 Barwick Drive, 76132
- Westside YMCA, 8201 Calmont Avenue, 76116
City of Fort Worth residents will be able to access these three YMCA swimming pools from 2 to 4 p.m., June 4 through August 20 daily. No membership dues are required. Daily admission prices are– $1 for children 17 and under and $2 for adults.
The YMCA also offers both group and private swim lessons for people of all ages, including trained instructors who emphasize 5 components of swim lessons: personal safety, personal growth, water sports & games, rescue and stroke development.
“The YMCA has been the leader in teaching people to swim for more than 100 years,” said Tony Shuman, president and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth. “Our classes are about more than just teaching techniques. They’re about building confidence and nurturing potential, progressing with needs and abilities from introductory to competitive. Swimming saves lives – and there’s nowhere better to learn to swim than the YMCA.”
Learn more about swim lessons offered at 11 Fort Worth-area branches at www.ymcafw.org. Scholarships are available based upon need.