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Splash! Week at the Y, Apr. 14-18: Free Swim Lessons for Kids ages 3-12

Stew Leonard charities logoAfter a winter like this, the summer swim season can’t get here soon enough! But before you hit the beach, pool or boat, make sure that everyone in your family is on board with water-safety rules.

The best thing you can do to help your family stay safe around the water is to enroll your children in age-appropriate swim lessons. The Westport Weston Family Y, with the generous support of the Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities, is making that fun, easy and FREE with a special Splash! Week program during the Spring School Break, Apr. 14-18, for children ages 3 to 12 years old.

Each morning of the week children will enjoy a 30-minute swim lesson, with the Y’s qualified instructors on hand to introduce strokes and help improve basic technique. The Y’s Splash! Week program will be offered in two age groups – 3-5 years and 6-12 – at the following times:

Splash! Week, Apr. 14-18
9:00-9:30 am, Ages 3-5
9:30-10:00 am, Ages 3-5
10:00-10:30 am, Ages 3-5
10:00-10:30 am, Ages 6-12
10:30-11:00 am, Ages 6-12
11:00-11:30 am, Ages 3-5
11:00-11:30 am, Ages 6-12
11:30 am-12:00 pm, Ages 6-12

“Thanks to Stew and Kim Leonard and their amazing water-safety foundation, the Y’s Splash! Week program over the Spring Break will be a wonderful opportunity for local kids to become more confident in the water so they may move on to participate in future swim-lesson programs,” says Nicole Turechek, Aquatic Director for the Family Y. “Think of it as a fun way for your kids to ‘test the waters’ for swim lessons. And best of all, it’s absolutely free to Y members and non-members alike.”

Space is limited in the Family Y’s Splash! Week over the April School Break, so early registration is strongly recommended.

To register your child in this FREE weeklong water-safety program, simply click on the links above to our online registration system or go to For more information, contact Nicole Turechek at 203-226-8981;

The Y's Stauffer Pool complex, during a Hafaday Swim Lesson Session this past summer.

The Y’s Stauffer Pool complex, during a Hafaday Swim Lesson Session this past summer.