As a parent I am always looking for ways to protect and guide my children. The YMCA Safe Start program has been an incredible tool in helping me to accomplish that when it comes to water safety. My 4 year old Emma Grace started lessons when she started walking. This year her little sister Ella Jay (18 months) started lessons while Emma Grace is finishing up a refresher course. Watching my girls learn the skills, to be able to save themselves in an emergency situation, has given my heart such joy. Our instructor Dawn has been so encouraging and loving to my strong willed girls. They adore her. The passion she has for every student to learn is so sweetly evident. My children LOVE swimming now but more importantly are learning life saving skills. Not only as a mommy but as a leader in the community I thank all of the instructors at Safe Start for making a huge impact in the lives of our children.
Listen to z88.3's Mornings with Ellis and Tyler weekday mornings from 5:30 am – 10:30 am for a positive start to your morning. Find a Safe Start program at a Y near you. Call Safe Start at 407-599-0167 for more information.