Coast Guard Auxiliary teaches outdoor water safety through Evanston Swims!

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Coast Guard Auxiliary teaches outdoor water safety through Evanston Swims!

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Although it’s the dead of winter, the local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary recently led Evanston second graders through lessons in outdoor water safety. “The Coast Guard Auxiliary focuses on educating people about water safety, and today, this is about winter water safety,” said Kim Saccaro, with the Coast Guard Auxiliary based in Wilmette, at an… Continue Reading Coast Guard Auxiliary teaches outdoor water safety through Evanston Swims!

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YWCA Flying Fish Aquatics marks 10 years of “prescription to swim” partnership

Monday, December 16, 2019

In 2009, Evanston pediatrician Aimee Crow reached out to the Flying Fish aquatics program at YWCA Evanston/North Shore with an innovative proposal: If she gave a child a “prescription” for swimming lessons, would the YWCA provide those lessons at a free or reduced cost? The answer was “yes,” and this fall marked the ten-year anniversary… Continue Reading YWCA Flying Fish Aquatics marks 10 years of “prescription to swim” partnership

YWCA/YMCA Crosstown Classic raises $5,000 to support Evanston Swims!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Evanston, IL – On January 18 and 20, more than 200 swimmers from McGaw YMCA’s swim team (MYST) and YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s Flying Fish competed in the fourth annual Crosstown Classic meet to raise money for the Evanston Swims! program. The event, which was held at both the YMCA and YWCA, netted approximately $5,000. The following… Continue Reading YWCA/YMCA Crosstown Classic raises $5,000 to support Evanston Swims!