Westfield Area Y Offers Free Water Safety Event

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As the summer swim season approaches, the Westfield Area Y encourages children and parents within the community to enjoy the water while keeping safety top of mind. To help build awareness, the Y is offering a free Aquatic Water Safety Event on Saturday June 18, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and again on Tuesday, June 21, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Main Y facility, 220 Clark Street in Westfield. 

The entire family is invited! The event is open to all skill levels and ages.  Participants should wear a bathing suit as they will participate in activities in and out of the pool that focus on safety rules and tips around water and learn how to recognize a swimmer in distress and act accordingly. Swim skill level evaluations will be available.

“Swimming is a fun and enjoyable activity for children and adults alike, and it’s an easy way to stay physically active and improve strength, flexibility and stamina,” said Rob Faggiano, Westfield Area Y Interim Aquatic Services Director. “The Westfield Area Y is committed to providing as many opportunities as possible for everyone to swim and learn water safety practices. During the summer months, the Y offers swim lessons that range from one to four times a week in order to ensure every child has an opportunity to swim and learn.” 

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Registration is required for both events with a max of 40 people on each date.  Interested participants can register online at www.westfieldynj.org

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Visit www.westfieldynj.org to learn more about Westfield Area Y programs.  Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. 

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Learn more at www.westfieldynj.org.

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