Time to “Waterproof” Volusia County through the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA Swim Programs

YMCA Programs offer a mix of fun, physical activity and safety to create a lifelong love of swimming for all ages.


Deltona, Florida – No matter what age, the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA encourages children and adults in Volusia County to explore the many benefits of swimming, while also keeping safety top of mind. In Y swim programs, participants can enjoy water sports, enhance or learn new techniques, meet new friends and develop confidence, while also learning safety skills that can save lives.

The Volusia Flagler Family YMCA encourages parents and caregivers to take an active role in fostering a relationship between their children and swimming—beginning with water safety. Following are safety tips to practice when in and around the water:

  • Only swim when and where there is a lifeguard on duty; never swim alone.
  • Adults should constantly and actively watch their children.
  • Inexperienced or non-swimmers should wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket.
  • Parents or guardians of young children should be within an arm’s reach.
  • Children and adults should not engage in breath holding activities.

In addition to learning lifesaving water safety skills, swimming is a great way to increase physical activity. Swimming also motivates children to strive for self-improvement, teaches goal orientation and cultivates a positive mental attitude and high self-esteem. It also teaches life lessons of sportsmanship, so that children can learn how to work well with teammates and coaches and how to deal with winning and losing.

As a leading nonprofit committed to youth development, the Y has been a leader in providing swim lessons and water safety for years. The Volusia Flagler Family YMCA continues to help youth and adults experience the joy and benefits of swimming, so they can be healthy, confident and secure in the water. There are a variety of programs to choose, including Infant Swim Lessons, Group Swim Lessons, Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons, Adult Swim Lessons, Swim Leagues and Aquatics Summer Camps. To ensure that everyone has an opportunity to participate, financial assistance is available to those who qualify and are in need to help cover the costs.

To learn more about the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA’s swim programs, please visit vfymca.org or visit one of our six locations in DeLand, Deltona, Holly Hill, Ormond Beach, Port Orange or Edgewater.

To learn more about Adult Swim Lessons at our Four Townes Family YMCA (Deltona) Please contact Ariel Chivers at achivers@vfymca.org or call 386.532.9622.

Mission Statement: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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