We know that when we work together, we move individuals, families, and communities forward. The Y responds to society’s most pressing needs by developing innovative, community-based solutions to help those in need to reach their full potential. We are also committed to inspiring a spirit of service by uniting individuals from all walks of life to participate in and work for positive social change.
This is a collaboration with Caddo Parish Public Schools to provide the opportunity for every 2nd grader enrolled in our public school system to participate in a 4-day water safety and swim survival skills program. This program is made possible through support from the Community Foundation of North Louisiana.
THERE ARE PAID & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR THIS PROGRAM – WE NEED YOUR HELP!
WNBA Champion and Shreveport, Louisiana native Alana Beard hosted her second annual swim safety event at the YMCA of Northwest Louisiana on July 21-22. Beard participate in the two-day swim education program. Children ages 11-18 participated through Common Ground Shreveport. Friday evening consisted of an out-of-water safety presentation, a light dinner, and swag bags with tshirts, swim caps, water bottles, and coupons provided by Nike, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sportspectrum, USA Swimming, and Chick-fil-A. Saturday morning it was time for everyone to get in the pool with our YMCA Swim Instructors for swim survival skills and lessons. A good time was had by all and we hope the kids learned some invaluable skills throughout these 2 days with Alana and our YMCA Aquatics staff!