PARTNERSHIP WITH DETROIT SWIMS
Announcing our partnership with Metro Detroit YMCA's Detroit Swims, a program focused on water safety education. Water safety is an integral part of sailing, and our goal is to provide an opportunity to make our participants’ experience on the water even better and safer. All swim ability levels are welcome! We want to encourage everyone to increase level of comfort in the water.
Each class is 45 minutes long. Equipment will be provided by Detroit Swims, including a bathing suit, goggles, swim cap, and a bag. Classes are focused on water safety: skills include floating, jumping, face in the water, jump/ turn/ reach, life jacket safety, self-rescue, and advancing into swim stamina if they are ready.
Detroit Swims instructors are patient, understanding, and work with the skill level of the participant. Lifeguards are on duty at all times.
Participation in this program is not required, but highly recommended. Challenge the Wind participants are not currently required to have swimming experience, but in the future this may change. Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!
Our 2022 swim program was very successful, and we look forward to providing this opportunity again next year!