During this summer, the Geauga Family YMCA Aquatics staff worked with 36 school age Amish children in a learn-to-swim program.
We’ve heard from our Amish neighbors that transportation to the branch location is difficult for them, so with a generous donation of pool time from Grandview Golf Club in Middlefield, we were able to bring our program to their neighborhood.
The children were taught basic swim skills with a large focus on water safety. Each of these boys and girls now know reaching assists, how to call for help, lifejacket safety, and many other skills to keep them safe around pools, ponds and lakes.
This program would not have been possible without the outstanding support of the staff at Grandview Golf Club and Geauga Family YMCA staff members Kelly Rischar, Christina Piotrowski and Jenna Maxwell.
Watch a video about the Geauga Family YMCA Amish Swim Program here.