YMCA Teaches More Than Swimming

Sheridan YMCA Executive Director Liz Cassiday advises parents to start looking ahead now, not only to prep their children for the summer aquatic season but also for any spring break plans that involve pools.

Cassiday said the YMCA includes a lot of water safety as part of the swimming lessons.

Cassiday said YMCA lessons involve such factors as checking to make sure there's a life guard on duty. She said the YMCA teaches all the formal swimming skills and technical skills, but instructors are mindful that when people panic, as can happen in the water, they forget those skills.

People can sign up for swimming lessons on the YMCA web site or by stopping by the YMCA on North Jefferson Street.


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