(Moncton, March 1, 2018) Looking for a way to have some family fun over March Break? Head to the YMCA of Greater Moncton! Here’s what’s happening:

First, we’ve added more public swims to our regular schedule to ensure you and your family can splish-splash your way to lots of great March Break memories! The following is the public swim schedule from Sunday, March 4 to Saturday, March 10:

·                Sunday, March 4: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
·                Monday, March 5: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
·                Wednesday, March 7: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
·                Friday, March 9: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
·                Saturday, March 10: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

All public swims during that period will be free for YMCA members, $2 for non-members except on Saturday, March 10, which is FREE FOR ALL. All swim participants must bring a bathing cap. Non-members aged 18 and over must also bring a government-issued photo ID. (Please note all YMCA child and adult swim lessons, including private lessons, are cancelled the week of March Break, Sunday, March 4th to Saturday, March 10th. However, parent and tot swims will be held as usual as will all adult aquatic fitness classes.)

Meanwhile, on Saturday, March 10, we’re hosting an Open House from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., a great time to have your friends, family and neighbours join you at the Y for FREE! Children, youth and adults can choose from a wide range of gym activities to get active and have fun. (For a full list of gym activities, see the Saturday schedule on the YMCA of Greater Moncton website – www.ymcamoncton.ca – or call the Y at 857-0606 for more info.) Tours of the Y will also be available during the Open House. Come on down!

During the Open House, the Y will offer two FREE ‘Swim to Survive’ sessions, each a 30-minute course open to YMCA members AND non-members aged six and up that will give those with no or limited swimming skills the minimum skills needed to survive an unexpected fall into deep water. Participants will learn how to roll into deep water, tread water for one minute and swim 50 metres. Other topics to be covered include cold water self-rescues and ice safety. People of all ages should be able to perform these standards to help prevent drowning. Those interested in taking part in Swim to Survive can register for one of two sessions, at either 1 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. March 10. (Bathing caps are required. A government-issued photo ID is required for non-members 18 and over.)

Whether or not you take part in Swim to Survive, everyone is welcome to the public swim set for 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10. As mentioned earlier, it’s free for all, members and non-members.