Adult Learn to Swim



According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 37 percent of adults in the United States are unable to swim the length of a swimming pool. That's more than 1 in 3 adults who are at a greater risk of becoming one of the ten individuals who drown in the United States every day. The YWCA of Greater Lafayette and iSWIM Masters are working together to bring low or no cost swim lessons to all adults in the Greater Lafayette area.

During the month of April, the YWCA will be donating pool time to swimmers from iSWIM Masters, a local United States Masters Swimming club, for the express purpose of teaching adults in Tippecanoe County the basics of swimming. Adult group lessons will be held Sunday afternoons in April. These lessons are provided at no cost to the students. Participants will receive a complimentary swim cap and pair of goggles.

In addition to one instructor-led lesson per week, ALTS participants will have access to the YWCA pool Monday- Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm in order to practice skills learned during lessons.  

Students who wish to continue their lessons once the April community lessons conclude may be eligible for a scholarship, made possible by a generous grant from the Swimming Saves Lives Foundation, the charitable giving arm of United States Masters Swimming.

Adult Learn to Swim Community Lessons
Time: Sundays 2:00-2:45 pm
Cost: Free, must become a USMS Member ($51 for calendar year) within first 30 days of lessons
Eligibility: Anyone age 18 or over who does not possess the skills outlined in the American Red Cross' "Five Water Competencies" 
  1. Jump or step into water over your head
  2. Tread water or float for 60 seconds
  3. Turn in a 360 degree circle to locate an exit
  4. Swim 25 yards to pool exit
  5. Exit the water without use of a ladder or steps 

To register call or email Jordan Bonfitto at (765) 423-7042 or and leave your name, phone number and email address.


Adult Learn to Swim community lessons are a partnership between iSWIM Masters Swimming and the YWCA of Greater Lafayette, made possible by a grant from the Swimming Saves Lives Foundation






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