Pools by Bradley + YMCA = A Winning Team!
As we recently announced on our recent blog post in May, Pools by Bradley has partnered with the Southeast Volusia Family YMCA and the J Douglas Williams YMCA Family Center to help all children residing in Central Florida and the entire Orlando Metropolitan area to learn about pool safety! With every pool that we sell, Pools by Bradley has committed to donating eight swimming lessons each to two local children in need. It’s our way of giving back to our local community which has supported us since we opened for business way back in 1996, and to help educate our local “kiddos” about pool safety, while also teaching them how to swim safely. During the eight 40-minute sessions, YMCA swim lessons focuses on teaching our children how to perform a sequenced set of skills. These skills include:
- Exercises to help kids get acclimated and comfortable just being in the water.
- Instructions in “Jump, Push, Turn, Grab” and “Swim, Float, Swim” – Two essential skill sets that every child should know in Florida and can use if they unexpectedly find themselves in a pool or another water environment.
- Specific safety topics, like what should you do if you see someone in the water who needs some help.
- Fun activities that reinforce the child’s new skills.
The YMCA is known for essentially being a pioneer in providing communities the resources that they need in order to learn the importance of water safety. It’s now actually been over one-hundred years since the YMCA officially introduced the concept of swimming lessons to the kids throughout our great country. Now, with over 10.4 million residential pools and 300,000+ public swimming pools around the country, the “Y” provides invaluable swim skills and water safety lessons to more than a million children each year.
The J. Douglas Williams YMCA Family Center is located at 665 Longwood Lake Mary Road, Lake Mary, FL 32746. It is one of over twenty local centers owned and operated by the YMCA, plus the seven locations that comprise the Southeast Volusia Family YMCA.