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Are there any places in the area that teach infant/toddler water safety?

Ryan McGuire
StarNews

There are a few here in town.

The YMCA, located at 2710 Market St, has a Saturday session for two different age groups: Tots (ages 6 months to 2 years) and Pikes (ages 2-4 years). Both are water adjustment classes helping the youngsters through use of songs, games, and other fun activities. The 30-minute classes cost $60 for YMCA members and $80 for those without memberships. More information about these summer sessions can be found by visiting www.wilmingtonfamilyymca.org or call 910-251-9622.

The YWCA also has similar programs. They are running four two-week sessions during the summer months. The parent/infant class (ages 6 months to 2 years) teaches the child to feel comfortable around the water and experience supported movement. They do require the parent to be in the water also, and that the child wear a swim diaper. The aqua tot program (ages 3-4) teaches floating, breath control, as well as the coordination of arms and legs in the water. The YWCA is located at 2815 South College Rd and for the class schedules and cost please visit www.ywca-lowercapefear.org or call 910-799-6820.

Are there any others in the region? Let us know in the Comments section below.

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