Go for Green Swim Program
As a national leader in water safety and swim lessons, the Y developed the Go for Green Swim Program, which focuses on improving the swim abilities of children who participate in YMCA Summer Camp programs. Go for Green keeps children safe by helping them gain confidence in and around water. As part of the program, campers are swim tested on their first visit to the pool, and identified with one of three color wrist bands:
Red wrist band - non-swimmers who always wear a personal floatation device (life jacket) and may only swim in the shallow end of the pool
Yellow wrist band – between non-swimmer and swimmer who may swim in the shallow end of the pool and may or may not swim with a personal flotation device
Green wrist band – swimmer who is able to swim one lap above water and tread water for one minute, and may swim in any depth of water
Of the children who participated in the swim program throughout Somerset County YMCA’s camps, 115 increased their proficiency by one level and 40 improved by two levels in our Go for Green Swim Program.