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Kids Make Waves at the YWCA

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 The YWCA of Central Carolinas has eleven youth learning centers in Mecklenburg and Union Counties.

In addition to a wide variety of educational activities, all the kids take swimming classes.

YWCA’s CEO, Kirsten Sikkelee, says “we believe that’s really important for every child no matter what their race or income level, but it is a fact that children of color who are in poverty tend to not have access to high quality instructional swimming lessons and therefore there are higher rates of drowning with those children.”

It’s good to get children acclimated to water as early as 4-weeks-old. The YWCA offers swim programs for all ages, babies to adults.

For more information about the youth programs, click here.

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