Boston’s free swim lesson aims to keep kids safe and active

The city of Boston held free swimming lessons on Thursday in an effort to keep kids active and safe this summer. “The space and amount of bodies of water where people can actually go swimming is limited. people have that ability, they really want to put their kids in the water and they want them to learn how to swim,” said Anthony Attride, executive director of the Dorchester YMCA.The Greater Boston YMCA’s 12 pools were filled this summer with children and adults taking advantage of an initiative to provide 900 free swimming lessons for children and adults. , they’re safe around the water, so they can save their lives and maybe save someone else’s life,” said James Morton, president and CEO of YMCA Greater. Boston The partnership between the City of Boston, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and the Boston Triathlon helps eliminate the financial burden of paying for classes, but it also emphasizes that everyone feels like comfortable in the water.This includes the provision of good Soul Caps bath sets. “Our hair is different, so when you want to put a child, a black and brown child in water with chlorine, and they have a diet at home and the chlorine goes against that diet. It’s a real problem,” said Maria Fernandes-Dominique, director of public affairs for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.Despite her childhood lessons and her love of water, Eva Maynard could not swim until that she is signing up for a class in April.While she is still working to become 100% comfortable, she plans to take more classes here at the Dorchester YMCA.Unacceptable.But black and brown kids are drowning at two or four times the rate of other kids, so we really need to focus on that challenge,” Morton said. Click here for more information on opportunities at Boston-area YMCAs.

The city of Boston held free swimming lessons on Thursday in an effort to keep kids active and safe this summer.

“There’s a limited space and amount of water bodies where people can actually go swimming, so when you have the opportunity to provide that here and have that capacity, people, they really want to put their kids in the water and they want them to. learn to swim,” said Anthony Attride, general manager of the Dorchester YMCA.

The Greater Boston YMCA’s 12 pools were filled this summer with children and adults taking advantage of an initiative to provide 900 free swimming lessons for children and adults.

“So they’re safe near the water, so they can save their lives and maybe save someone else’s life,” said YMCA President and CEO James Morton. GreaterBoston.

The partnership between the City of Boston, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and the Boston Triathlon eliminates the financial burden of paying for classes. But it also emphasizes that everyone feels comfortable in the water.

This includes the provision of Soul Caps swimming caps.

“Our hair is different, so when you want to put a child, a black and brown child in water with chlorine, and they have a diet at home and the chlorine goes against that diet. This is a real problem,” said Maria Fernandes-Dominique, director of public affairs at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

Although she took lessons as a child and loved being in the water, Eva Maynard could not swim until she signed up for a class in April. While she is still working to become 100% comfortable, she plans to take more classes here at the Dorchester YMCA.

“I don’t think you’re ever too old or too late to learn anything,” she says.

“Any drowning is unacceptable. But black and brown kids are drowning two or four times faster than other kids, so we really need to focus on that challenge,” Morton said.

Click here for more information on opportunities at Boston area YMCAs.