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YMCA of York and York and York County partners with Swim York City Foundation to Host Swimming Event

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August 01, 2019
The YMCA of York and York County is set to collaborate with the Swim York City Foundation for a swimming event joined by USA Swimming National Team Member, Justin Ress, at the Graham Aquatic Center in York, PA. The event will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2019, beginning at 4 p.m. All kids in attendance will have the opportunity to get in the pool, as there will be other volunteers to assist those who are new to the water or sit in the bleachers and spectate. Everyone in the community is invited to this fun, water-event!
Justin Ress, USA Swimming National Team Member, will be on the Graham Aquatic Center deck educating York City students about water safety and swimming, as well as racing a few lucky York City students.
The event is free for all participants, families, and friends. Attendees are asked to bring appropriate pool attire (bathing suits, swimming trunks). Swim team volunteers will also be joining to assist those who are new to the water and family members are welcome to join their child/children in the pool.
The purpose of this program is to promote both the sport of swimming and swimming safety with the youth in the York community. This event is aimed towards a child-focused water safety campaign, which strives to give every child in America a chance to learn to swim. 
“It’s great for the youth in the community to have the opportunity to meet and learn from a National Team Member like Justin Ress,” said John Nelson, Director of Competitive Swimming. “As we look towards continuing to build our York YMCA Swim program it’s great to give those who are new to swimming or unfamiliar with our program more information.”
To register or for more information, please email Melanie Hinson atswimyorkcity@icloud.com or Facebook www.facebook.com/YorkCoYMCA/.
About the Y
The YMCA of York and York County is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits, strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Serving over 65,000 people in the greater York region with over 13,000 annual active members; the Y engages men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the region’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in the York community for over 163 years, the Y has long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.



Melanie Hinson

Swim York City Foundation