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kids in a pool for swim lessons at ymca of greater rochester


The YMCA of Greater Rochester is proud to announce the return of Splash Week for kids and families in the City of Rochester. Splash Week is a free water safety and basic swimming skills program for those with little or no experience. It is open to the community and YMCA of Greater Rochester members.

Everyone should have the opportunity to learn to be safe in and around the water. Research shows drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1-4 and the second-leading cause for children 5-14 years of age. Formal water safety education and training can reduce that. The Y will be able to provide 300 youth during Splash Week with swim lessons thanks to generous support from POOLCORP and their A Splash of Joy program.

“The YMCA has been called America’s Swim Instructor; and while the title is fun, teaching kids and adults lifesaving skills of being safe in and around the water is something we take very seriously,” said Meghan Angel, Executive Director of the Westside Family YMCA. “Having partners like POOLCORP help us reach as many people in our community as possible to do just that.”


Splash Week will take place April 3-7. Classes during Splash Week are grouped by age, from six months to 17 years old, with both morning and evening classes available. All classes will be held at the Carlson MetroCenter pool in Downtown Rochester.

Registration opens Monday, March 20. Pre-registration is recommended, walk-ins will be accommodated if space is available. You can sign up here or at the Maplewood Family YMCA.

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