Free Swimming on Memorial Day at the Fort Worth YMCA8th Annual Community Swim Program Begins Saturday, June 3

New safety-first focus to the YMCA’s national aquatics program is now available through the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth through swimming lessons, water safety demonstrations and other community partnerships.


Designed to build stronger swimmers and more confidant kids, the new base curriculum teaches children core fundamentals for water safety first and foremost, before addressing stroke technique or form. The three top teaching tools include:

  • Always Ask Permission
  • Jump – Push – Turn – Grab
  • Swim – Float – Swim

The YMCA offers group and individual swim lessons with trained instructors for people of all ages. Scholarships are available based upon need. Learn more about swim lessons offered at 11 Fort Worth-area branches at

“Learning to swim is one of the best weapons against drowning. Learning to be safe around the water is a critical life skill,” said Tony Shuman, president and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth. “That’s why our Y has been teaching swim lessons for nearly a century.  With the new national swim lesson curriculum, we will focus even more strongly on staying safe – while having fun – in the water.”

The public is invited to learn more about water safety at the Y’s annual FREE Safe Swim celebration:


Memorial Day - Monday, May 29
FREE to public
12 to 5 p.m.
2 p.m. – Water Safety Demonstration
11 pools from the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth, including far north Fort Worth and south near Crowley as well as Granbury and Joshua – for a complete list, go to