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Metro YMCAs Plans Safe Restart of Swim Lessons

 The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges plans to reopen for adult and child swim lessons on Aug. 1 after a months-long hiatus due to the pandemic. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Jul 30, 2020


Swimming in Winter: The Facts About These Myths

Here are some myths about swimming during the colder months that keep many people away from the pool, despite the physical and mental health benefits that are gained from swimming.

By: Mollie Shauger | Dec 27, 2019


Starting Swim Lessons at the Y: 3 Things to Know

The YMCA has more than 110 years of experience teaching people to swim, and offers instruction for both children and adults. Swimmers learn skills that will make them more confident around water, while also having fun.

By: Mollie Shauger | Sep 18, 2019


Water Safety Expert Plunges Into Top Aquatics Post at the Wayne YMCA

Water safety expert Sam Hassan, an EMT, risk, health and safety specialist with area EMS squads and Red Cross lifeguard instructor, was named the Wayne YMCA's aquatics director in July. 

By: News and blog | Aug 08, 2019


How to Keep Kids Safe Around Water

Swimming is one of the most popular warm weather pastimes for children, but it’s also the second leading cause of injury for children under the age of 14. Here's how parents can help their children enjoy the water and be safer around it by taking a few simple measures.

By: Mollie Shauger | Jun 20, 2019


The Importance of Swimming Lessons

Swim lessons are a great way to prepare young swimmers to enjoy the water in a much safer way. Here at the YMCA, we offer a number of learn-to-swim classes for swimmers of all ages. Beyond enjoyment, swim lessons offer new swimmers a number of benefits that can last a lifetime.

By: Mollie Shauger | Jun 20, 2019


'Dry Drowning': What You Need to Know

Terms like “dry drowning” or “secondary drowning” have been used to describe scenarios where a child was submerged in water and later developed respiratory problems. Health experts are now using a more concise and accurate description - drowning.

By: Mollie Shauger | Jun 17, 2019