Diane HagemanPool Aquatics

Imagine being a child who is growing up in a home where no one was taught to swim or the cost of lessons was deemed unaffordable? With a child’s wonderment, you see all the beautiful lakes, rivers and streams our beautiful state has to offer – yet you are afraid to enter the water because you don’t know how to

Water Safety at the Y

Kaitlin PohlandPool Aquatics

The water is very intimidating. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1-4. At the Y we want to educate people to prevent these unintentional tragedies not only in our facility, but in everyday life.

Gator Team Spotlight: Cash Walz

Nick EngferHealth & Fitness, Pool Aquatics

Cash Walz swims at the Y every day. Every.Single.Day. That’s a pretty serious commitment for an adult, let alone a soon-to-be 7th grader. His commitment and consistency have earned him recognition from both USA Swimming and the Y National Swim Programs. Cash is on the Gator Swim

The Importance of Swimming Lessons in Minnesota Summers

Heather SabinPool Aquatics

We see kids of every age, size, color, and experience level run into the Y every day so elated to get in the pool. And honestly, it makes our hearts happy. Empowering kids through swimming lessons is one of our core services and community responsibilities at the Y. We do live in the land of 10,000 lakes. The YMCA passionately