Swim Lessons for the visually impaired at the Lynchburg Virginia YMCA


Safe Swimming Starts Here

  • Exclusively designed for blind children of all ages
  • Includes personalized and individualized instruction
  • Children get to connect and engage with their peers
  • Uses a modified curriculum that teaches participants how to swim, how to float, and boating safety
  • Life jacket safety and self-rescue are included; both critical to a child’s safety while they are around the water

 “We realized that being able to give each child their own instructor could increase our ability to connect with each child, effectively increasing their confidence, while allowing us to meet their individual needs better”

- Josh Gravette
YMCA of Central Virginia Aquatics Director