Over 600 area children learned to swim this past summer through a collaborative effort between Firelands Chapter and four area pools. Participating in the program were the Sandusky YMCA, the Ernsthausen Aquatic Center of Norwalk, Bellevue Mil ’Lympic Pool and Willard City Pool. 378 of these children received scholarships covering most of the cost of their lessons due to the generosity of the following foundations: Sandusky/Erie County Community Foundation, The Fund for Huron County, Grace Episcopal Church, Zion Lutheran Church Foundation, Murray & Murray Foundation, Newcomers & Friends, Wightman/Wieber Foundation as well as other local foundations.
Scholarships supported lessons will continue throughout the winter at the Sandusky YMCA and Ernsthausen Aquatic Center. Scholarships are also available for lifeguards and Water Safety Instructors who will be working with the program. For more information about the scheduled sessions and how to apply please contact: Sandusky YMCA – 419-621-9622 or Ernsthausen Aquatic Center – 419-663-6775.
Lifeguard Training: Become a lifeguard: a fun job or the beginning of a lifelong career. Great also for youth leaders. You must be 15-years-old by the last class date.
Water Safety Instructor (WSI): Learn to teach American Red Cross swim lessons! Great way to earn extra money or your first step towards a career as an Aquatics Director. You must be 16-years-old by the last class date. Proof of age is required.