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Swim Lessons

GWR YMCA

If you’re a new swim lesson parent, you may be wondering what swim stage is most appropriate for your child. That’s where the Y steps in. Did you know? The Y offers FREE Swim Evaluations to ensure children & adults know the appropriate water...

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As the temperatures begin to drop and snow begins to fall many people begin to stop swimming or wait until warmer weather to start back into a swim lesson routine. Did you know the winter months are the BEST time to learn to swim and make sure...

GWR YMCA

In a few weeks, schools will be out and swimming will be in! We know that families will be looking for ways to beat the heat this summer. Here’s our suggestion – fill the summer with swimming! While swimming is a fun and healthy activity to fill...

GWR YMCA

A military change of station brought us to Scott Air Force Base and O’Fallon, IL in June of 2012.  We visited the YMCA while we were house hunting and knew it was the perfect fit because the foundation of the YMCA is family, faith, health and...

GWR YMCA

Swimming is great exercise, as well as a fun way to spend time together as a family. There's nothing like spending an afternoon splashing around in the water and enjoying being together.Unfortunately, many people don't realize how dangerous...

GWR YMCA

It’s fair to say we’re all afraid of something at some point in our lives. Whether it’s bugs, heights, or water – they’re all valid because we’re all human! Water is one of the most common fears people have, specifically the fear of drowning. But...