Pre-K Swim Lesson Program
Drowning is the second leading cause of preventable childhood death, but the Thomasville YMCA’s Pre-K program teaches young children swimming and life-saving skills in and around water. The instructors include Jill Tabacchi, Susan Haberkorn, Jennifer Lane, Danielle Gentry, and Kenny Hood. Lessons start the first week in January, and continue on until the end of April of every year. The program includes 8 lessons with a time of thirty-five minutes of instruction, and five minutes of free swim.The program covers Boating Safety, Emergency Procedures, Sun Protection, Non-Entry water rescues, How to dial 911, and also an entire Safety Day in the eight lessons.
The Thomasville YMCA Pre-K program serves close to three hundred kids each year. Local schools that the Y has served include the Brookwood School, Hand-in-Hand, Harper School, Scott Elementary, and Jerger Elementary School. Also local church school Pre-K programs including St. Thomas, First Baptist Church, First United Methodist Church, and First Presbyterian Church.
For more information about the Pre-K Swim lesson program contact the Aquatics Director, Kenny Hood at (229)-226-3446.