Free water safety program at the YMCA


In a world that is 71 percent water, learning water safety is invaluable— especially for kids. Children ages 5 to 12 years in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti can now take a free instructional series through the Ann Arbor YMCA. Safety Around Water: A Free Learn to Swim Program offers stroke development as well as safety in a variety of water situations, including beaches, pools and waterparks. The classes will be held in July and August at four McKinley properties, Monday through Thursday, 1-2 pm: Glencoe Hills Apartments (2201 Glencoe Hills Dr.), from Monday, July 10-Thursday, July 20. Golfside Lake Apartments (2345 Woodridge Way, Ypsilanti) from Monday, July 24-Thursday, August 3. Roundtree Apartments (2835 Roundtree Blvd., Ypsilanti) from Monday, August 7-Thursday, August 17. Additionally, Schooner Cove Apartments (5050 Schooner Cove Blvd, Ypsilanti.) will have eight consecutive Friday classes from 1-2pm, from Friday, July 7-Friday, August 25.

For more information about this program, please call
734-661-8050 or visit