Over 55 Bridgeport ‘Families in Transition’ children learned about water safety and how to swim thanks to the collaboration of two Central Connecticut Coast YMCA branches.
Children from the Alpha Community Services YMCA ‘Families in Transition’ Program were taught by the Fairfield YMCA staff about water safety in a classroom structure. They learned how to remain safe around water, what to expect at a pool, how to save themselves and how to help others in an aquatic emergency.
They then had the opportunity to apply their water safety knowledge and test their techniques in the Fairfield Y pool where the Y Staff gave them a swim lesson - for many, their very first swim lesson experience!
One of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA goals is to teach children to be safe in and around the water by age twelve.
The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA is a community service agency dedicated to addressing community needs that enrich families, promote health and wellness, develop youth and build self-esteem for all. YMCA membership and participation is open to everyone regardless of race or ethnic background, religious preference or ability to pay.
In 2011, the CCC YMCA served 3,000 families daily in child care programs; 10,000 kids participated in youth sports programs; 15,500 children took advantage of the Y’s instructional swimming lessons; 4,693 kids attended one of our day camps, 776 youth experienced the magic of resident camp; and 1,685 people were served through one of our housing programs.
The CCC YMCA also provided $3.37 million in direct financial assistance to more than 6,000 children, individuals and families.
The Central Connecticut Coast Y is based in downtown New Haven with eleven Y branches in Greater New Haven and Greater Bridgeport while also operating YMCA Camp Hi-Rock, a 1,000 acre residential and day camp in Mt. Washington, Massachusetts. W cccymca.org P 203 777 9622