By: Jesse Ramson, Pool Deck Supervisor, Wasaga Beach YMCA
Surprisingly, 2014 fatality rates from The Lifesaving Society indicate that the drowning rate is higher for males over 55 years of age, and females over 85 years of age. Two of the largest contributing factors to these overwhelmingly large rates are fear of the water, and inability to swim.
A common misconception is that you can only learn to swim when you are young. This is completely false! If you don’t know how to swim as an adult, there is help available to guide you into the direction of complete water safety.
Drop-In Swimming Lessons for Adults at the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
Did you know the Y offers drop-in swimming lessons for adults? These classes are set up for all ages and skill levels. Whether you are looking to tweak your swim strokes, or just become more comfortable in the water, we can help you — the program really works!
As one participant states, “I used to shut down every time I even thought of deep water, but in a matter of months, I felt completely safe swimming in the deep end!”
Our goal is to help keep you safe in the water, while also helping you enjoy swimming.
Swim Instructors at MyY
Our swim instructors are well trained to help you achieve your goals or improve your skills. As one of our instructors states, “the class is really individual goal orientated.”
If you want to work on treading, we’ll work on treading with you. If you want to work on your stroke, we’ll work on your strokes. As an instructor, we are there to help you in whatever manner we can. We are there to provide motivation and guidance.
Contact your local Y to see the adult drop-in lesson times in your area. It’s time to begin your journey on becoming more comfortable in the water!