Published January 16, 2017 16:58
This past fall, Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Martin Avenue partnered with WETS (We Teach Swimming) to offer swimming lessons to our kids. Throughout the course of two seven week sessions, 15 children took to the pool for lessons; learning new skills and becoming confident and comfortable in the water.
With small group sizes, instructors were able to provide lots of help and support to swimmers. It was incredible to see the improvement in the children throughout their swimming lessons. Each week the children were excited to go to the pool. The instructors were patient and encouraging to our swimmers and helped each child reach their full potential in the pool.
With so much access to water here in Kelowna and the Okanagan, it is important for children to feel comfortable in and around the water. Knowledge of water safety can prevent kids from hurting themselves and in some cases can save lives. We hope our kids will be able to safely enjoy the lake and/or pool this summer!
We are thankful to Donna and her instructors at WETS for working with us and providing lessons to our members.