girl floating with swim instructor in pool

The Shasta Family YMCA is working to provide swimming lessons to youth in Shasta County. Water Safety is an urgent safety and social issue that faces local youth today. According to the American Red Cross, “drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death” for children ages 1 – 14.

In past years, we have spearheaded drowning prevention efforts in our community through our First Grade Learn to Swim program. This program partners with local school districts to bring first graders throughout the community to the YMCA to learn swimming and water safety skills. Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to offer First Grade Learn to Swim in 2020. To address the needs of swimming and water safety for youth in our community, the Shasta Family YMCA is planning to offer FREE swimming lessons for youth during the late spring and early summer of this year.

What: FREE Swim Lessons Month

When: May-Summer 2021

Who: Children ages 4-12 years

Open to registration with vouchers.

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Locations: Shasta Family YMCA
Category: Youth Development