Swimfest

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Swimfest Returns!

Joining together once more, the YMCA and News 4 Tucson Lifesaver Campaign are excited to offer free swim lessons to children throughout Southern Arizona.
These weekly community events during the summer aim to educate children ages 3 to 14 in preschool and youth swim lessons, along with guardians accompanying children aged 6 months to 3 years in the caregiver/child lessons on essential water safety skills.

VOUCHERS FOR EXTRA LESSONS for only $15!

Each child participating in SwimFest will receive a voucher for four additional swim lessons at any YMCA facility. This offer is only valid for individuals that participated in Swimfest. Dates/times of swim lessons may vary. Voucher must be redeemed by August 31, 2024. Swim lessons must be completed by September 30, 2024.

Learn About Swimfest!

Dates & Times
Dates:

May 23rd – Lighthouse City/YMCA
June 6th – Ott Family YMCA
June 20th – Lighthouse City/YMCA
July 11th – Lighthouse City/YMCA
July 25th – Lighthouse City/YMCA
August 8th – Northwest YMCA

Times:

4:00pm
4:30pm
5:00pm
5:30pm
6:00pm
6:30pm

Caregiver/Child - 6mths to 3 yrs
Our caregiver/child programs for 6 months to 3 years promote water safety and basic skill development activities for children and their trusted guardian. With a focus on holistic child development, our YMCA swim lessons provide safety awareness and a platform for skill development. Join us for one free swim lesson!
Preschool Swim Lessons - 3 yrs to 6 yrs
Our preschool swim programs for ages 3 years to 6 years not only lay the foundation for crucial life skills but also instill lasting values, build confidence, and cultivate a love for water activities that extend far beyond the poolside. With a focus on holistic child development, our YMCA swim lessons provide safety awareness and a platform for skill development. Join us for one free swim lesson! (Children must be able to hold their head above water prior to entering the water).
Youth Swim Lessons - 7 yrs to 14 yrs
Our youth swim programs for ages 7 years to 14 years not only lay the foundation for crucial life skills but also instill lasting values, build confidence, and cultivate a love for water activities that extend far beyond the poolside. With a focus on holistic child development, our YMCA swim lessons provide safety awareness and a platform for skill development. Join us for one free swim lesson!
Before You Register Please Read
  • We ask that guardians only register each child for one event (and time) to ensure other families get the opportunity to participate as well.
  • If you are no longer able to attend after registering, please be sure to cancel your registration.
  • We will need confirmation of your attendance the week of the event. If we are not able to confirm, the participant may be disenrolled so that another person can register who is able to confirm their attendance.
  • Please note: At the time of registration you will be required to take the Water Water Pledge in order for your children to attend the event!

Water Watcher Pledge:

I agree to actively watch all children.
I agree to keep my eyes on the water.
I agree to avoid distractions.
I agree that in an emergency, pull all children out of the water, call 911, and begin CPR.

 

Drowning continues to be the leading cause of unintentional injury death among children 1-4 years and teens 15-19 years across the US. Together we can prevent this tragedy from occurring by practicing the ABC’s of water safety and teaching children how to swim.  In 2019, our community (Pima County) had the first year (on record) that no children lost their lives to drowning. This is a testament to the commitment of organizations that are committed to keeping our children safe in and around water.

Need financial assistance?

Through fundraising efforts, we are able to offer tiered pricing and scholarships for membership and programs, click here to learn more! 

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