YMCA Offering Complimentary Swim Instruction to Prevent Childhood Drowning
Friday, April 1st, 2016
With pools, lakes and beaches all around us,
drowning is a leading cause of death among Florida kids, ages 1 - 14.
To help kids stay safe in and around the water this summer, the YMCA of Central Florida is offering 10,000 complimentary swim lessons to children ages 4 to 12 during our Safety Around Water event, April 25-28.
Introductory lessons will be provided by certified Y swim instructors, who will teach basic stroke development, personal safety water survival skills. Lessons will b
Florida Hospital Healthy 100 Kids Weight Clinics Open at Three Y Locations
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
The statistics are sobering: According to the National Center for Health Statistics, obesity has doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents over the past 30 years. And with it has come a host of chronic diseases – including diabetes and high blood pressure – that were once only seen in adults.
To help reverse these troubling trends, Florida Hospital has teamed up with the YMCA of Central Florida to offer its Healthy 100 Kids Weight Management Program at three YMCA Family Center loc