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Twin Rivers YMCA teaches water safety to local schools!

Laura Johnson and I visited the Twin Rivers YMCA to watch the Vanceboro Farm Life Third Graders enjoy a day trip to learn about water safety.

Twin Rivers YMCA Volunteer and Owner of the UPS Store Pat Drake, told us about the special Water Safety Program.

Every year, the YMCA provides free water safety training to 3rd and 4th graders in Craven County. The kids were having a great time!

Special thanks to Skip Nitardy, Aquatics Director, for taking a couple of minutes out of this busy day to tell us about this unique program.

He told us the students learn swim lessons, safe reach and throw techniques (so they don’t get in the water to save someone), and a life jacket program.

Besides offering this water safety program, the Twin Rivers YMCA also provides swim lessons, and water safety to groups of children such as the Girl and Boy Scout Troops.

We would also like to thank President Todd Shuart, Executive Director, and Susan Decker, Assistant Aquatics Director, their hardworking board members, staff, and volunteers.

They are always looking for volunteers! For more information about the Twin Rivers YMCA, please call them at 252-638-8799, visit them at 100 YMCA Lane in New Bern, or check out their website!

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