Registrations have now opened for the YMCA Swimathon 2013, which will be held at over 50 YMCA’s across Australia on Sunday 3 March from 10am -11am.
The YMCA Swimathon encourages people of all ages and abilities to dive in and swim laps to help give everyone in the community the chance to learn vital swimming and water safety skills.
As a national fundraiser, in 2012 the event saw over 1200 people participate across 69 pools and raise almost $110,000 for their local communities. This year, the YMCA wants to raise more, to help more.
The ability to enjoy water and learn to swim is an important life skill, just like reading or writing. But what if you have a disability, come from a country where you may have never seen a pool before, or your parents can’t afford lessons?
We believe there should be no barriers to anyone being able to learn to enjoy and be safer in and around water.
All money raised from the YMCA Swimathon will be reinvested in the local community.
Find out where you can participate today!